The Attendance Supervisor is required by Tennessee’s compulsory attendance laws to confirm and monitor the attendance of school age students within the school district. She addresses attendance issues through communication with school personnel, parents and students by phone, home visitation, truancy meetings and if necessary, the court system and other state agencies.
Tennessee Code Annotated 49-6-3007 defines truancy as a student having 5 or more unexcused absences during the school year. This same law requires schools to notify parents in writing when a student has missed five unexcused absences and each successive accumulation of five unexcused absences thereafter. A student with more than 5 unexcused absences is subject to a juvenile petition.
Attendance Supervisor’s Responsibilities
- School system liaison to the courts, community agencies and school personnel
- Database Administrator of the Follett Aspen Student Management System
- District 130 Administrator for the Educational Information System
- District 130 Home School Coordinator
- Chairperson of Juvenile Judge Robert Estep’s Truancy Board
Mission: Equal Access To and Promotion of Educational Excellence