Chapter 3301-47 Education Program for Parents of Truant Students

3301-47-01 Establishment of an education program for parents of truant students.

(A) As used in this rule;

(1) "Child" means a resident of Ohio who is under the age of eighteen.

(2) "Parent" means "parent", "guardian," or "other person having charge or care of a child" as defined in section 3321.01 of the Revised Code.

(3) "Truant" means being absent from school without permission of parent and in violation of board of education attendance policy.

(B) Division (B) of section 3321.19 of the Revised Code creates provision for boards of education to establish educational programs for the purpose of encouraging parental involvement in compelling the attendance of the child at school. The program, if established, shall address the following topics:

(1) Compulsory school laws, including sections 3321.01, 3321.02, 3321.03, and 3321.04 of the Revised Code.

(2) Overview of school opportunities and options including positive approaches for addressing the identified social, emotional, and academic needs of the student.

(3) Benefits for high school graduates versus costs for high school dropouts.

(4) Parenting skills.

(C) The education program for parents of truant students, if established, shall be adopted by the board of education and reviewed at least every five years by such body.

(D) For the sole purpose of developing the education program, the board of education shall establish an education program committee. Committee members may include a parent, a member of the board of education, a member of the local juvenile judicial system, guidance counselor, school psychologist, attendance officer, teacher, principal, and superintendent.

(E) When the truant officer has acted in accordance with division (B) division (C) of section 3321.19 of the Revised Code, giving written notice to the parent in charge of a truant child and there has been no positive response, the truant officer shall either make the appropriate complaint to the court or, if directed by the superintendent, require said parent's attendance at the education program for parents of truant students. Consideration shall be given to the student's academic record, discipline record, and cooperation of the parent when directing said person to attend the education program.

(F) If a parent is directed to attend the education program, attendance is compulsory.

(G) A court may require a parent who fails to attend a required education program to give bond in the sum of one hundred dollars.

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 03/07/2012 and 03/07/2017
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3301.07, 3321.19
Rule Amplifies: 3321.19 , 3321.191
Prior Effective Dates: 7/1/90; 10/23/04