Truancy: Parents Rights & Responsibilities


Parents Rights

A parent* has the right to a copy of the Student Handbook and the Student Code of Conduct. If the student fails to provide a copy to their parent, the parent may obtain a duplicate copy from the school.
 
A parent has the right to be advised of all local campus guidelines.
 
A parent has the right to request an official attendance report at any reasonable time.
 
A parent has the right to request their child be placed on a daily sign in for each class attended.
 
A parent has the right to request a conference with their student’s teacher, counselor and school’s administrators to discuss the needs and attendance of their child.
 
A parent has the right to call the school to check on their student’s attendance or visit the campus at any time as outlined in the student handbook.
 
A parent has the right to review their student’s report card every six weeks. If the student does not provide the parent with a copy, the parent may request another copy from the school.
 
A parent has the right to meet individually with a truancy counselor. Appointments can be scheduled by calling the truancy information line (214) 932-5030.


Parental Responsibilities

A parent is responsible for their child’s attendance at school as required by state law.
 
A parent is responsible for reviewing the Student Handbook and Student Code of Conduct.
 
A parent is responsible for signing the Student Code of Conduct and Student Handbook contract contained in the handbook and providing the signed copy to the school.
 
A parent is responsible for adhering to all local campus guidelines.
 
A parent is responsible for monitoring their student’s attendance and academic performance.
 
A parent is responsible for providing the school with a written excuse note within 3 school days of their child’s return to school following any absence.
 
A parent is responsible for contacting the school when their child is experiencing attendance and/or academic problems.
 
A parent is responsible for providing the student with appropriate clothing in accordance with the Dallas Independent School District guidelines.
 

*The term parent includes both a legal guardian and any other persons standing in parental relationship.
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