ERIC Number: ED210764
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Truancy in Yolo County, California.
Sommer, Barbara; Tyburczy, Jason
The problem of truancy in the elementary and junior high schools of California's Yolo County was investigated during the 1980-81 academic year by means of questionnaires completed by 16 school principals and interviews with 30 people representing schools, school district offices, law enforcement agencies, the Department of Social Services, and the Probation Department. This report on the findings includes a description of California attendance laws and outlines the legal sanctions available to administrators. The extent of and causes for truancy in the county are discussed. The four most significant factors appear to be insufficient achievement or success in school, low self-esteem, parental ineffectiveness, and the lack of penalties. Schools' current practices for dealing with truancy are listed. Following an analysis of the limitations of the current situation, the authors recommend a number of practical steps for reducing truancy problems. (Author/PGD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: California Univ., Davis.
Authoring Institution: Yolo County Dept. of Social Services, Woodland, CA.; Yolo County Probation Dept., Woodland, CA.
Identifiers: California (Yolo County)
Note: Prepared through the Kellogg Public Service Research Program.