ERIC Number: ED232287
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Truancy Reduction: "The Hooky Handbook."
California State Office of the Attorney General, Sacramento. School Safety Center.
Ways in which schools, law enforcement agencies and communities can work together to develop strategies to effectively reduce truancy are provided in this handbook. Areas covered include: (1) a definition of truancy; (2) a truant profile; (3) strategies for dealing with a truant; (4) suggestions for components of truancy reduction programs; and (5) brief descriptions of student-centered, discipline-oriented and support programs. Sections of the California Education Code are often cited when describing procedure and policy. Five pages describe the structure and intent of the School Attendance Review Board (SARB) and provide a flow chart showing the steps and departments involved in processing a referral. A summary of California Assembly Bill 3269 (Hart) and a truancy case decision appear in the appendices. (JW)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Elementary Secondary Education, Guidelines, Intervention, Parent School Relationship, Police School Relationship, Prevention, Program Guides, School Attendance Legislation, School Community Relationship, Truancy
School Safety Center, Office of the Attorney General, 555 Capitol Mall, Suite 290, Sacramento, CA 95814
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: California State Office of Criminal Justice Planning, Sacramento.; Law Enforcement Assistance Administration (Dept. of Justice), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California State Office of the Attorney General, Sacramento. School Safety Center.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: California Education Code