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Truancy Support

Berrien RESA can assist public schools with children who do not attend school regularly.

For the purpose of these guidelines, school truancy in Berrien County is defined as:

  • any unexcused absences,
  • pattern of unexcused absences that are established by a student during the school year,
  • or a continuation of an attendance problem from past years

Frequently Asked Questions

Truancy Referrals

Berrien RESA will accept a referral from a local district that has met the following criteria:

  • The school district has written communication and held a meeting with the parent/guardian regarding the student's excessive, unexcused absences.
  • The student has 10+ unexcused days.
  • The student is between the ages of 6-17.


The second Friday in April is the cut-off date for new truancy referrals. Referrals received after that date will not receive a certified truancy letter.


Contact Michelle Anderson
Truancy Officer & Pupil Accounting Auditor
269-471-7725 ext. 3191