(105 ILCS 5/22-92)
Absenteeism and truancy policy.
(a) Each school district, charter school, or alternative school or any school receiving public funds shall develop and communicate to its students and their parent or guardian, on an annual basis, an absenteeism and truancy policy, including at least the following elements:
(1) A definition of a valid cause for absence in
accordance with Section 26-2a of this Code.
(2) A description of diagnostic procedures to be used
for identifying the causes of unexcused student absenteeism, which shall, at a minimum, include interviews with the student, his or her parent or guardian, and any school officials who may have information about the reasons for the student's attendance problem.
(3) The identification of supportive services to be
made available to truant or chronically truant students. These services shall include, but need not be limited to, parent conferences, student counseling, family counseling, and information about existing community services that are available to truant and chronically truant students and relevant to their needs.
(4) Incorporation of the provisions relating to
chronic absenteeism in accordance with Section 26-18 of this Code.
(b) The absenteeism and truancy policy must be updated every 2 years and filed with the State Board of Education and the regional superintendent of schools.
(Source: P.A. 102-157, eff. 7-1-22; 102-813, eff. 5-13-22