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The Alameda County District Attorney's Office

Alameda County District Attorney's Truancy & Attendance Program

2019-2020 Referral Handbook

This handbook contains information for all Alameda County school districts that refer cases involving habitually truant students to the District Attorney's Truancy Program.

Included in these materials are the various forms that must be completed when making a truancy referral, a summary of laws pertaining to school attendance, helpful forms for schools and districts, links to service providers and media coverage of the Truancy Program.

Sample Letter of First Truancy Notice

Sample Letter (PDF)

The California Department of Education shared this first notification of truancy as a good example of a letter that complies with the mandates of the Education Code while also engaging and offering supportive language to the parent.