Department of Human Services

Families First Online Policy Manual

Sanction

Failure of a Minor Parent to Attend School

Revised:

34.5.6

PROCEDURES

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        Verify school attendance.

 

        Determine if the minor is in an alternate educational or training program or if a minor caretaker is in a 30-hour week optional activity.

 

        Determine if the alternate activity satisfies the requirement.

 

        Remove the minorís needs from the AU (or close the case if the minor is the caretaker) if the minor is not in school and does not have an approved alternate activity.

 

        Determine if good cause exists if the AU responds during the adverse action period.

 

        Add the minorís needs back to the AU or reopen the case if the minor makes contact during the adverse action period and good cause exists.

 

        Determine if the minor is willing to comply if good cause does not exist.

 

        Monitor the compliance for 5 days to determine if compliance is being met if the minor is willing to comply.

 

        Add the minorís needs back to the AU or reopen the case if compliance is met.

 

        If good cause does not exist and the minor is not willing to comply or does not comply during the 5-day compliance period, the benefits will remain reduced or the case will remain closed.

 

        Work with the AU to encourage the minor to attend school and to provide the supportive services necessary for the minor to attend school.

 

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