Perry County Board of Education

March 1, 2023

The Perry County Board of Education is seeking applicants for the following position:

Part-time Truancy Officer


Serve as the district truancy officer. Provide assistance to school personnel in interpreting and

enforcing compulsory attendance laws and resolving truancy, excessive absences and tardiness

problems. Serve as district liaison to parents, law enforcement agencies and court personnel.


Implement the state and District policies on truancy.

Investigate cases of unexcused absences, tardiness and enforce provision of compulsory

attendance laws.

Issue warnings and file complaints against students, parents or individuals with parental

control in accordance with compulsory attendance laws and board policy and refer them

to the appropriate court.

Interpret and communicate compulsory attendance laws and school policy to parents and


Represent the District in court hearings resulting from attendance problems.

Investigate cases of suspected drop out.

Confer regularly with teachers, counselors, principals, and other staff to identify

problems of tardiness, attendance, and student truancy.

Work closely with counselors, teachers and other staff to identify and counsel students at

risk of dropping out as well as their parents.

Confer with students in matters of attendance and tardiness and make a reasonable effort

to gain their cooperation to improve attendance.

Conduct home visits and parent conference on student truancy and attendance problems.

Maintain contact and act as liaison to local law enforcement agencies and courts in the

area of student truancy.

Compile, maintain and file all physical and computerized reports, record and other

documents required including records of all cases investigated and reports required by

state agencies.

Implement and comply with policies established by federal and state laws, local board

policy in the area of student attendance.

Comply with all district policies and procedures.

Communicate effectively with colleagues, students, and parents.

Maintain confidentiality concerning student and/or families with all persons other than

authorized persons or agencies.

Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS (Minimum education, licensure, skills, and/or experience):

Must be at least 21 years of age.

Must have a high school diploma or equivalent.

Two years of truancy experience preferred.

Must have a valid Alabama Driver’s License

Must have a valid First Aid and CPR certification or ability to obtain.

Knowledge of federal, state, and local laws as they apply to juveniles.

Ability to interpret laws, policies, and procedures.

Knowledge of court procedures.

Strong communication and interpersonal skills.

Strong organizational and computer skills.

An Alabama State Patrol Criminal History Information and Background Check.

SALARY: The salary for this position will be $20.00 per hour, not to exceed 19 hours per week.

EFFECTIVE DATE: 2022-2023 School Year

Application Procedures: The applicants should send by Tuesday, March 21, 2023 or until the

position is filled, a completed Perry County Board of Education application, and the name,

address, and telephone numbers of three (3) references to:

Dr. Marcia A. Smiley, Superintendent

Perry County Schools

P O Box 900

Marion, AL 36756-0900