Placer County (CA) Peer Court Truancy Program
A Good Idea
Students in Placer County high schools who have previously had difficulty with attendance but have corrected the problem serve on a panel that hears truancy citations issued by the high school. When a student is issued a citation, s/he appears before the peer truancy panel. The truancy panel may recommend community service, drug testing, tutoring, or other activities.
Goal / Mission
To reduce truancy in high school.
Results / Accomplishments
Truancy citations have declined each year. Mediations with teachers have assisted in reducing the tension between teachers and truant students.
About this Promising Practice
- Primary Contact
- Karen Green, Coordinator
Placer County Peer Court Truancy Program
671 Newcastle Road, Suite 7
Newcastle, CA 95658
Education / Student Performance K-12
Education / School Environment
- Placer County Peer Court Truancy Program
- National Dropout Prevention Center/Network
- Date of publication
- Placer County, CA
- Target Audience