Texas Education Code

Sec. § 25.095
Warning Notices


(a)

A school district or open-enrollment charter school shall notify a student’s parent in writing at the beginning of the school year that if the student is absent from school on 10 or more days or parts of days within a six-month period in the same school year:

(1)

the student’s parent is subject to prosecution under Section 25.093 (Parent Contributing to Nonattendance); and

(2)

the student is subject to referral to a truancy court for truant conduct under Section 65.003 (Truant Conduct)(a), Family Code.

(b)

A school district shall notify a student’s parent if the student has been absent from school, without excuse under Section 25.087 (Excused Absences), on three days or parts of days within a four-week period. The notice must:

(1)

inform the parent that:

(A)

it is the parent’s duty to monitor the student’s school attendance and require the student to attend school; and

(B)

the student is subject to truancy prevention measures under Section 25.0915 (Truancy Prevention Measures); and

(2)

request a conference between school officials and the parent to discuss the absences.

(c)

The fact that a parent did not receive a notice under Subsection (a) or (b) does not create a defense under Section 25.093 (Parent Contributing to Nonattendance) or under Section 65.003 (Truant Conduct)(a), Family Code.

(d)

In this section, “parent” includes a person standing in parental relation.
Added by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 260, Sec. 1, eff. May 30, 1995. Amended by Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 1504, Sec. 25, eff. Sept. 1, 2001; Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 1514, Sec. 5, eff. Sept. 1, 2001; Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 1276, Sec. 6.002, eff. Sept. 1, 2003.
Amended by:
Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 935 (H.B. 2398), Sec. 12, eff. September 1, 2015.
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