Truancy Prevention & Alternative Education

Truancy Intervention Program Description

The Truancy Intervention Program is designed to provide support to truants, chronic truants, potential dropouts, and families with the goal of increasing attendance and to ensure that the student meets or exceeds the Illinois Learning Standards and the Common Core Standards.

*A truant is a child subject to compulsory school attendance and who is absent without valid cause for any portion of a school day.

*A chronic truant is a child subject to compulsory school attendance and who is absent without valid cause for 5% or more of the previous 180 regular school days.

*A potential dropout is a child subject to compulsory school attendance and whose school absences impedes the student’s leaning or contributes to the student’s failure to meet the Illinois Learning Standards.

Alternative Education Desription

The Alternative Education Program is designed for middle school students that have not been successful in the traditional educational setting and are considered to be at risk of becoming potential dropouts. The goal of this program is to aid students and their families in reestablishing regular school attendance, academic success, and appropriate school behavior.

Truancy Contact

Tricia Keith – Vermilion County Truancy Officer
tosterbur@roe54.org
Phone: (217) 431-2668
Fax: (217) 431-2671
200 S. College
Suite B
Danville, IL 61832