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Truancy Prevention and InterventionA Practical Guide$

Lynn Bye, Michelle E. Alvarez, Janet Haynes, and Cindy E. Sweigart

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780195398496

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195398496.001.0001

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Sample Letter

Letter of Invitation:

Attendance Intervention Plan Meeting

Date: ______________________

To the Parents of: _______________________________,

Student's Name

Our school attendance records show that your child has had ____ unlawful absences from school this school year. Not only is this a serious loss of your child's education, but the absences are a violation of Berkeley County School District attendance policy and the South Carolina Schools Compulsory Attendance Law.

As required by law, Berkeley County School District must develop an Attendance Intervention Plan for your child. It is very important for you to participate in the development of the Plan.

A meeting has been scheduled for __________________________________.

Date and Time of Meeting

The meeting will be held at: _______________________________________.

School and Location

If you cannot participate in this meeting, an Attendance Intervention Plan will be developed and sent to you for your signature. However, if you cannot attend but would like to participate through a telephone conference, please call the school and talk to:


Name and Phone Number of School Contact Person

We look forward to your participation in the development your child's Attendance Intervention Plan. We hope that the Attendance Intervention Plan will avoid any further legal action required regarding your child and the Compulsory Attendance Law.