The Role of the School Attendance Officer

School Attendance Officers support schools in improving attendance, preventing truancy and intervening in cases of chronic truancy. School Attendance Officers communicate by telephone, letters or home visits with parents/guardians of children who are chronically absent. School Attendance Officers work with community partners, such as the Family Resource Center or the Department of Children and Families (DCF), to offer support to families and assist them in getting their children to school every day, on time. School Attendance Officers are mandated to take parents or students to court if truancy continues and children are being  denied a consistent and comprehensive education.