A child between the ages of 6 (on or before September 1) and 18 is required to attend school each day during the instructional year unless otherwise exempted by law. A student who voluntarily attends or enrolls after his or her eighteenth birthday is required to attend each school day. However, if a student 18 or older has more than five unexcused absences in a semester, the District may revoke the student's enrollment. School employees must investigate and report violations of the state compulsory attendance law.
GPISD Attendance Officers represent the school both in counseling with students and families and with the Justice Court where attendance cases are filed. More information, including information regarding Texas Compulsory Attendance Law and GPISD Policy, may be found in the appropriate Student Handbooks.
GPISD employs three truant officers to assist students and parents in understanding and complying with the Texas State Compulsory Attendance Laws. Good attendance is a major success tool for every student and a goal every student can achieve.
For more information concerning Attendance and Truancy, contact:
Student Services & Safety