Series 503.2.1.3.1 - Habitual Truant Notice to Parent or Guardian
Adopted: May 2005
Revised: April 2015
Dear Parent or Guardian:
This letter is to inform you that your child, ___________________________________, is considered a habitual truant as defined by Minnesota Statute 260C.007. A child is considered to be habitually truant from school when that child is under 17 years of age and has been absent from school without a lawful excuse for seven school days per year if the child is in elementary school, or for one or more class periods on seven school days per year if the child is in middle school or high school, or a child who is 17 years of age who is absent from attendance at school without lawful excuse for one or more class periods on seven school days per year and who has not lawfully withdrawn from school under section 120A.22, subdivision 8.
As your child is not in compliance with the compulsory attendance requirements, a notice of truancy has been reported to the Dakota County Attorney’s Office for possible additional action.
At this time, I urge you to return your child to school as per state compulsory attendance requirements. Your cooperation is appreciated.
c: Cumulative file