July 26, 2011 - New Texas Legislation was recently signed into law, and while Senate Bill 1489 has many different parts, one section deals specifically with how schools handle truancy cases.
The new bill amends the Texas Education Code and requires school districts adopt truancy prevention measures prior to referring and filing a truancy case with the courts.
According to the new legislation, the truancy programs must be designed to “address student conduct related to truancy in the school setting,” and “minimize the need for referrals to juvenile court” or “justice court alleging truancy,” among other filing requirements.
Aim’s current clients are likely already in full compliance with the new requirements under this specific part of the new law.
For more information on the specifics of the law, visit Aim’s 1489 Compliance Section.