Regional Office of Education - Leslie Schermerhorn, Regional Superintendent of Schools

Truancy Prevention

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The Regional Office of Education, with substantial financial support from the McHenry County Board, coordinates an ongoing program to assist the region’s schools in requiring good school attendance. The McHenry County Truancy Officer works aggressively with schools and parents to intervene early and resolve school attendance problems. Partnerships formed among the Regional Office, the McHenry County State’s Attorney, and McHenry County Court Services have served the community well in resolution of school attendance issues.

McHenry County Truancy Officer - Tim Dempsey.

McHenry County Regional Office of Education
2200 North Seminary Avenue (Route 47)
Woodstock, Illinois 60098
Office Phone: 815-334-4005
Fax: 815-338-0475

Duties and responsibilities include those below:

  • Meet with school administrators, students and/or parents regarding school attendance problems.
  • Make home, school, and place of employment visits as necessary to remediate attendance problems. This may include early morning and late evening calls.
  • Assist with truancy related court appearances.
  • Log activities, update files and compile statistical information.
  • Report back to schools information secured regarding truancy cases.
  • Make referrals in consultation with school officials to community based agencies.
  • Other duties as assigned at the discretion of the McHenry County Truancy Officer.


Process of Truancy Correction through McHenry County ROE

STEP 1 - Schools Exhaust All Local Resources
STEP 2 - Referral to Truancy Officer
STEP 3 - McHenry County Regional Hearing
STEP 4 - Court System


Helpful Information

Predictors of Future Attendance Problems
How Parents Can Help Students Stay in School
How Educators Can Help Students Stay in School
Attendance Suggestions


Online Request for Truancy Service

Truancy Referral Form


2019-2020 Truancy Manual 

Truancy Manual