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Truancy and Homeless Education Outreach

Truancy/Homeless Outreach and Referral

The truancy program is an ongoing program to assist schools within our serving region in assisting and promoting student attendance.  The DeWitt, Livingston, Logan, & McLean County truancy outreach specialists work aggressively with schools and parents to intervene early and resolve school attendance issues.  Our emphasis is on unexcused absences, excessive total absences, and tardiness, as it interferes with the learning process of the student. Partnerships among the Regional Office of Education #17, the State’s Attorney’s Office, Court Services, and Social Agencies serve the communities in the resolution of school attendance issues on a case-by-case basis.


Click here for the Request for Truancy Service Form


Frequently Asked Questions Truancy Review Board (TRB)


Local Resources

Definition of Chronic Absenteeism, Public Act 100-0156, Sec 5. Sec. 26-18 (HB3139)

ESSA Every Student Succeeds Act - Illinois State Plan

ISBE Guidance on HEA D LICE

CDC Guidance on HEAD LICE



Engaging P arents

Helping School Refusing Children and their Parents

Teaching Attendance 2.0 Introduction

Tiers of Intervention to Reduce Chronic Absence


Book Resources

Helping School Refusing Children and Their Parents: A Guide for School-Based Professionals

Upcoming Book Study - held completely online and cost-free (for Illinois Educators). Email



For More Information

(309) 828-5807 ext. 1214