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Attendance Initiative - Frequently Asked Questions
I canít seem to make my son or daughter go to school, can you help me?
The main thing is to stay connected with the school your child goes to, try to work with teachers and staff as much as you can. Also, feel free to contact one of the attendance specialists to explain your individual situation. We may be able to offer suggestions based on your familyís circumstances.
Other than public school, are there other educational or vocational options available for my child?
Yes, as the legal guardian of a child from age 7-17 years old, you can choose from home schooling, online education programs or even private schools. Furthermore, after the age of 16 there are several vocational options that a young adult can look into as well. Within these programs teens can complete their GED or obtain their High School diploma. If you need more information please call us.
I believe that my child might be involved in drugs, what a can I do as a parent?
The school districts can test your child at school. You as the parent or legal guardian need to contact the school and sign a release form that gives the school the authorization to drug test. The school will then advise you of the results and what steps to take from there. You also can purchase drug test kits at your local pharmacy if desired.
What do I do if my child runs away?
Contact your local Law Enforcement agency as soon as possible and notify the childís school of what has taken place.