Section 3.4 on Truancy Prevention and Dismantling Status Offense Laws directs schools to respond to truancy and improve attendance rates through prevention and intervention strategies, not through criminal penalties, tickets or fines. It calls on school systems and juvenile and criminal justice systems to end the criminalization of students for all status offenses, including for truancy.
Increasingly, “threat assessments” are being championed and in some cases mandated in schools, without any safeguards to protect the school community from further criminalization. This section recommends a holistic approach ... MORE
This sections provides guidance for effective drug and alcohol prevention strategies that are honest and engaging for youth, and directs schools and districts to implement policies to respond to student ... MORE