FAQ – Truancy

    1. What is the Attendance Support Program?
      The Attendance Support Program is a voluntary problem-solving program designed to assist students and parents in addressing school attendance barriers.

    1. What are the goals of the Attendance Support Program?
      • Focus on early identification of students at risk of being suspended/expelled due to truancy.
      • Provide initial assessment or strengths and weaknesses of the child and family.
      • Provide early referral to appropriate support services.
      • Implement timely prevention and intervention strategies that focus on collaboration with existing skill-building programs.
      • Encourage consistent parent/guardian/mentor involvement.
      • Work with school systems to reduce truancy among students in Seward County.

    1. Who can participate in the Attendance Support Program?
      Any child that attends school in Seward or Butler County can participate in the program. The child’s school of attendance will make a referral to our program when there may be attendance concerns.

    1. If my child is enrolled into the program, how long does it last?
      A student that enrolls in the Attendance Support Program will remained enrolled until the end of that school year.

    1. How long will my child be monitored by the Seward County Attendance Support Program?
      A student that is referred during the 1st semester of the school year will be monitored until the end of that school year. A student that is referred during the 2nd semester of the school year will be monitored through the 1st semester of the next school year.

    • What resources are available to my student and our family?
      Classes such as Decision-Making, Parenting, and Communications.
    • YAP (Youth Assistance Program)

    1. Is there a fee to be monitored or enrolled in the Seward County Attendance Support Program?
      There is no fee associated with being monitored or enrolled in the program.

    1. What if I choose not to participate in the Seward County Attendance Support Program?
      The Seward County Attendance Support Program is a voluntary program. If you would choose not to enroll, a referral may be made to the Seward County Attorney where a petition may be filed in Juvenile Court.

    1. If my child enrolls in the Attendance Support Program, can they still be referred to the County Attorney’s Office?
      If the student is past the maximum amount of absences allowed by Nebraska State Statue and is not working alongside the Attendance Support Program Case Manager to overcome barriers to attendance, the Attendance Support Program may make a referral to the County Attorney’s office.

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