State Board Policy

DESCRIPTOR TERM: Compulsory School Attendance Officer Roles and Responsibilities
CODE: 3101
ADOPTION DATE: July 20, 1990
REVISION: July 20, 2007


1.  Employment of all School Attendance Officers, qualifications and duties, shall be in compliance with MS Code §37-13-89.

2.  Pursuant to MS Code §43-21-321 and §37-13-80 School Attendance Officers shall:

(a) Serve on transition teams to assist youth in detention centers to transition successfully back into the home school district once released from detention; and
(b) Gather accurate data on youth in juvenile detention centers to properly track students.

3.  In addition to the duties set forth in statute, State School Attendance Officers shall be required to provide technical assistance to school districts in the areas of attendance and dropout prevention.

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