ERIC Number: ED428458
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Jul-21
Reference Count: N/A
Compulsory School Attendance and Truancy Laws. Information Memorandum 98-27.
Wisconsin State Legislative Council, Madison.
This information memorandum describes Wisconsin laws relating to compulsory school attendance and truancy. It outlines school-attendance requirements, exceptions, and alternatives; the written attendance policy; key definitions regarding truancy and school-attendance enforcement; and information on the truancy-planning committee and truancy plan. It highlights the duties of the school-attendance officer, such as daily attendance, annual reports, notices to parents of habitually truant children, access to places of employment, and access to private-school attendance records. The document details the process for taking truants into custody and the roles played by law enforcement officers, the school-district designee, and youth-service centers. It discusses detention, the directed-study program and assessment period, and required school activities. The workings of the juvenile and municipal courts are described, along with information on the filing of information, the intake inquiry, deferred prosecution, juvenile-court petition, summons, fact-finding hearing, and dispositional hearing. It looks at juvenile court disposition, including dispositional alternatives and teen court. Details on the municipal ordinance authority and dispositions, sanctions for violations of dispositional orders, prosecution of parent or other person in control of the child, Learnfare, and other matters are discussed. (RJM)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin State Legislative Council, Madison.
Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin