Texas Education Code 25.085 and 25.0915
Graham ISD enforces the Texas compulsory attendance laws in the following ways:
Truancy Prevention Measures will include, but are not limited to:
When Truancy Prevention Measures fail to solve the attendance problem, referral to a truancy court becomes an option. If a student fails to attend school on 10 or more days or parts of days within a six-month period in the same school year and those absences have been verified by the campus as unexcused, students 12 and older may be referred to the prosecutor of the truancy court of Denton County. At this point the campus may also file a criminal complaint against parents who contribute to the nonattendance of their child, regardless of the age of their child. The goal of each campus is to provide truancy prevention measures for students who exhibit attendance issues in a way that meaningfully addresses the student’s overall attendance. Denton ISD may delay the referral to court if the Truancy Prevention Measures are successful and the delay is in the best interest of the student.