The underlying causes that contribute to excessive absenteeism and truancy can be complex and frustrating for students, parents, school staff, and school administrators. With this in mind, South Cook ISC provides proactive truancy support programs and services.

The South Cook truancy program is a coordinated effort between our local school districts and community and social service agencies.

The South Cook truancy program receives referrals from our districts. Each individual truancy case receives a variety of services  available that include, but are not limited to: youth outreach services (school visits, home visits, educational monitoring, advocacy, individual therapy, family therapy, community agency referrals, parenting education, etc.), case management, prevention education, and dropout intervention services.

All grade levels are served with intensive intervention/prevention services targeted for chronic truants. These include:

  • Development of an individual service plan
  • Diagnostic profile needs
  • Case management
  • Goal setting
  • Connection to the community services
  • Advocacy
  • Supportive parental involvement including home visits
  • Family, and group counseling
  • Reinforcing positive attendance per student, per family, and per school

To refer a student: