Truancy Law

 

Truancy Center Hot Line: 937-542-3324

Student Services Department
Delvin Terry, Director
Tobette Brown, Truancy Officer

 


Senate Bill 181

Expands the definition of delinquent child to also include any child who meets one of the following criteria:

1.    Habitual Truant

5 consecutive unexcused absences
7 unexcused absences in one month
12 unexcused absences in one school year.
2.   Chronic Truant

7 consecutive unexcused absences
10 unexcused absences in one month
15 unexcused absences in one school year.

 

NOTE: Any youths found unruly are subject to intervention, treatment and community service sanctions. Youths found delinquent are subject to tougher sanctions including detention in the case of a violation of a valid court.

Dayton Public Schools provides a high-quality education in a safe environment that prepares our students for success in school, work and life by providing a highly effective trained staff working each day with community resources.

The City of Dayton Daytime Ordinance

On October 2, 2002, the city commission of Dayton ordained 137.13 School Attendance and Parental Supervision:

No child between the age of six and seventeen, inclusive, who is required to be in attendance at either a public, chartered, or private school or work or an alternative placement program, or who is under supervision or expulsion from a public, chartered, or private school or an alternative placement program, shall be on or about any public place or commercial premises within the City between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. or a regular school day.