Truancy Intervention Services
Eaton Regional Education Service Agency has provided truancy intervention services for the families of Eaton County for over 15 years. As with many districts in Michigan, truancy is a serious concern in Eaton County.
Truancy often leads to academic failure, dropping out of school, substance abuse, deliquency and other risky behaviors. Truancy, in most cases, is a symptom of poor family management, not a stand-alone problem. A partnership between school officials, parents, students, and the truancy coordinator is necessary to determine the reason behind truancy and school phobia. Normally, only after this partnership has exhausted all avenues would a case be submitted to the court for jurisdiction.
MiPHY data for Eaton County is available at www.michigan.gov/miphy, reporting risk and protective factors, alcohol, tobacco, and other substance use, health and safety, suicide ideation, violence, weight and nutrition, and physical activity.