Truancy violates the Compulsory Attendance Law. The Atlanta Board of Education established the Truancy Center to investigate the status of truant students and to recommend appropriate action. When a student is found away from the school building and it is determined that said student is truant, he/she will be transported to the Truancy Center.
Parents will be notified when a student has five (5) unexcused absences. The Atlanta Public School System must make “best efforts” to notify students 14 years of age or older that they are within three (3) absences of violating attendance requirements.