ERIC Number: ED199864
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
Operation Stay-in-School: A Truancy Abatement Program. Technical Assistance Bulletin 15.
National School Resource Network, Washington, DC.
The Operation Stay-in-School (OSIS) program was developed to reduce truancy before it diminishes the value of the student's education, leads to other problems such as increased burglary, vandalism, and drug abuse, and reduces the school district's attendance revenue. Truants apprehended by police are taken to OSIS reception centers where they are counseled by attendance personnel, and parents are asked to return them to school. The program, operating in several school districts in California, has been credited with reducing unauthorized pupil absence and has also been correlated with lower incidences of juvenile crimes in those districts. (Author)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Delinquency Prevention, Elementary Secondary Education, Police School Relationship, Prevention, Program Descriptions, Technical Assistance, Truancy
National School Resource Network, 5530 Wisconsin Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20015 (free).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Justice, Washington, DC. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.
Authoring Institution: National School Resource Network, Washington, DC.