Early Warning

  • Early Warning is a process to help parents and students understand the importance of school attendance.  If your child misses school for 10 days or more in a semester, you will receive a letter stating the date and time you will appear in court.  Judge Carl Chamblee will review the information and determine the appropriate steps in order to resolve the truancy issue.  


  • Two laws exist to assist in preventing truant students.

    Attendance and Conduct (ACT 94-782 Code of Alabama 1975, §16-28-12)

    Each parent/guardian or other person having control or custody of a child required to attend school who fails to require the child to enroll, to regularly attend school, and compel the child to properly conduct himself/herself in accordance with the written policy on school behavior adopted by the local board of education shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and may be fined up to one hundred dollars ($100.00) and may be sentenced to hard labor for up to 90 days.


    Drop Out/Driver’s License (ACT 94-820 Code of Alabama 1975, §16-28-40)

    The Department of Public Safety shall deny a driver’s license or learner’s permit to any person under the age of 19 who is not: enrolled or has not received a diploma or certificate of graduation, enrolled in a GED program, enrolled in a secondary school, participating in a job training program, gainfully employed, a parent of a minor or unborn child, the sole source of transportation for parents, or exempt under provision of the law.  Visit the Enrollment Exclusion Form to download and complete.