Helping students follow the path to graduation

Attendance officers, based in each high school and provide service to elementary and middle schools as well, ensure that Virginia's compulsory attendance laws are enforced. They are also instrumental in implementing the school division's Comprehensive Inter-Agency Truancy Prevention/Intervention Plan. Other duties are:

  • Working with students, parents, and staff regarding problems which may interfere with student progress in school.
  • Making home visits, performing residency checks, and following up on home instruction compliance, as requested.
  • Participating in the Family Assessment and Planning Team (FAPT).
  • Developing action plans for truant students as mandated by State law.
  • Conducting in-school truancy conferences with parents, students, and staff.
  • Referring all suitable cases to appropriate school and community resources.
  • Representing the School Division in truancy cases in juvenile court.

Tamaica Jackson

Jane Haga
Lead Attendance Officer