Cleburne Independent School district

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Truancy

Failure to attend as an individual, required to attend school under Section 25.085 of the Texas Education Code, who is absent without excuse on ten or more days or parts of days within a six month period or three or more days or parts of days within a four-week period.  An excused absence is determined by the teacher principal, or the superintendent of the school in which the student is enrolled per Section 25.087 (a) of the Education Code.  It is the parent(s)' responsibility to monitor the student's attendance, and the parent, subsequently, is subject to prosecution (Section 25.093, Texas Education Code) if the student fails to comply with the compulsory attendance laws.  The student is also subject to prosecution (Section25.094, TEC) or referral to the juvenile court if he/she fails to attend school as required by law.  Excessive absences over the 90% attendance rule must have a doctor's note.