The Klein ISD Police Department's attendance officers are certified police officers. The attendance officers' primary responsibilities are to enforce Sections 25.093 and 25.094 of the Texas Education Code. Section 25.093 deals with Contributing to Truancy and Section 25.094 deals with Failure to attend school/class. The attendance officers also ensure that all students comply with residency requirements, and that the requirements are current and correct.
The Texas State Law (Education Code, Section 25.092), and the school district policy require that a student be in attendance at least 90% of the school session. If he/she continues to be absent, legal action can be taken against the parent or guardian and the student.
If a student is absent without an excuse for three or more days or parts of days in a four week period or ten or more days or parts of days in a six month period:
a) the student's parent/guardian is subject to prosecution under section 25.093; and
b) the student is subject to prosecution under section 25.094.
Offenses under these sections are Class "C" Misdemeanors with fines up to $500.00. Each day or part of a day the child is absent or if the child has been ordered to attend school by the juvenile court, may constitute a separate offense for each day or part of a day missed. Every child's school attendance is required.