RCW 28A.04.135 and RCW 28A.27.010

Attendance at RIS is mandatory and of special concern to all members of the Royal School District and to our community. All students who are enrolled are required to attend regularly. It is the responsibility of the parent(s) or guardian(s) to cause the students to attend. It is the responsibility of the student to attend for the full time wen school is in session unless the student is enrolled in an outside program.

Attendance Procedure (SB Policy 3122P)

See school board policies on the school website or request a copy at the RIS office.

Community Truancy Board

A “community truancy board” means a board established pursuant to an understanding between juvenile court and RSD and composed of members of the community. The district will enter into an understanding with the juvenile court in Grant County to establish a community truancy board prior to the 2018-2019 school year.

Not later than the seventh unexcused absence within any month during the current school year or upon the tenth unexcused absence during the current school year, if the district attempts to substantially reduce a student’s absences have not been successful and if the student is under the age of seventeen, the district will file a petition and supporting affidavit for a civil action in juvenile court.

Petitions may be served by certified mail with a return receipt requested, but if such service is unsuccessful, personal service is required. At the district’s choice, it may be represented by a person who is not an attorney at hearing related to truancy petitions.
If the allegations in the petition are established by a preponderance of the evidence, the court shall grant the petition and enter an order assuming jurisdiction to intervene for a period of time determined by the court, after considering the facts alleged in the petition and the circumstance of the student, to most likely cause the student to return to and remain in school while the student is subject to the court’s jurisdiction.
If the court assumes jurisdiction, the school district will periodically report to the court any additional unexcused absences by the student, actions taken by the district, and an update on the student’s academic status in school at a schedule specified by the court. The first report must be received no later than three months from the date that the court assumes jurisdiction.

All sanctions imposed for failure to comply with the attendance policies and procedures shall be implemented in conformance with state and district regulations regarding corrective action or punishment.