Stockdale High participates in the district program designed to reduce the number of students absent from class without a valid reason. The attendance plan consists of six steps. If an absence is not cleared within the prescribed 72 hours, the following procedure will be followed:
- STEP ONE: Truancy Reduction Clerk (TRC) makes contact with student. Parent notified by telephone and/or mail.
- STEP TWO: TRC contacts students to verify absence and assign to the Saturday work program. Parent notified.
- STEP THREE: Student is referred to the Dean of Students. A conference is arranged with the student and his/her parent/guardian. Student is placed on probation and step three of the Attendance Program.
- STEP FOUR: The probationary agreement is broken; parent/guardian conference with School Attendance Review Team (S.A.R.T.). A permanent record of truancy noted; Community Service may be assigned. All students assigned to Step Four will not be allowed to participate on any athletic team or attend school activities, including formal, prom, senior activities, field trips…etc.
- STEP FIVE: District police officer issues a citation for the minor to appear before a judge in Juvenile Court. A $285.00 fine and a hold placed on obtaining a Driver’s License until the age of eighteen can be imposed. Seniors who are assigned to Step Five will not be allowed to participate in the Commencement Ceremony.
- STEP SIX: If truancy continues the District Attorney’s Office may choose to prosecute the parent/guardian for violation of Penal Code 272. Student is dropped from regular schedule and transferred to an Alternative Program.
In addition to these District-wide STEPS, the Dean of Students may refer a student to an alternative educational program it deems appropriate, at any time. Any student who reaches STEP 4 will not be allowed to participate in school sponsored activities. Any senior who reaches STEP 6 after May 1st will not be allowed to participate in graduation ceremonies or any other senior activity. If these STEPs fail, the KHSD school may refer the student/guardian to the District Attorney for prosecution.