The mission of the Del Valle District Attendance Office is to increase the attendance rates in Del Valle ISD by providing information, support, and services to the schools, the students, and the community.
According to state law, students who are truant may be charged with Failure to Attend School and their parents may be charged with Parent Contributing to Non-Attendance.
The parents of students who are reported to the District Attendance Office as having accumulated 3 unexcused absences are sent a warning letter from the campus requiring they contact the school to set up a conference to review the attendance record. This meeting addresses the State's Compulsory School Attendance Laws and provides information on other social services for families.
An additional aspect of the District Attendance Office is the District Attendance Presentations being scheduled throughout district campuses. In the schools, students with chronic absences and their parents are asked to meet with an Attendance Officer, Attendance Clerk, an Administrator, etc. These meetings are usually very effective in determining the causes for student absences.
Students behind grade level or overage for their grade level will be advised in their best academic interest towards completion of their education.