Anticipated District Truancy Officer

Job | Posted 16 days ago
Position Areas


Title:  Truancy Officer                                                                Location: District Office
Supervisor: Director of Student Services                                Supervise: None
Job Summary:  
Under the supervision of the Director of Student Services the Truancy Officer is to investigate residency issues within the school district.

  • Informs students and parents/guardians of residency requirements of the School District.
  • Updates and distributes informational forms, notices and residency checklists.
  • Assists in the pre-registration and registration process of students in the District.
  • Advises the Director of Student Services of new processes and procedures. Suggests changes and updates for efficiency.
  • Researches background information submitted and gathers additional information as necessary to determine the truancy of students within the school district.
  • Investigates allegations of misrepresentation of address information and overcrowding issues and reports to the District.
  • Conducts site surveys and interviews with parents/guardians and landlords to verify residency.
  • Compiles investigation notes, written reports, and submits recommendations based on thorough investigations to the District.
  • Initiates and processes all investigations while observing customer service and community relation standards of the District.
  • Communicates with building Principal to identify truant students.
  • Meets with truant students and their parents/guardians to determine plans of action to change truant behaviors.
  • Makes home and community visits to help truant students return to school.
  • Assists Building Principals in early identification of any and all symptoms of truant behavior.
  • Works with school personnel, students and families to implement appropriate interventions for truant behaviors.
  • Works with the Regional Office of Education and the Circuit Court of Cook County to intervene with families where truant behavior persist.
  • Completes other duties as assigned by the Director of Student Services.
Qualifications, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Thorough knowledge of residency requirements.
  • Knowledge and previous experience in investigations and investigation tactics.
  • Ability to communicate both written and orally.
  • Ability to coordinate investigations with other agencies as appropriate (DCFS, local police departments, local government and school districts, Regional Office of Education).
  • Ability to use basic office equipment and operate a personal computer.                          
  • Bachelor degree in law enforcement, counseling, social work or a related field preferred.
  • High degree of maturity and ability to relate well to parents and students.
  • Preference for a person who has a strong interdisciplinary-oriented, team- focused attitude.

Posted By

Prairie-Hills Elementary School District 144

3015 West 163rd Street , Markham, IL 60428

At the following locations

District Office

3015 West 163rd Street , Markham, IL 60428

Compare with State

Amount per Student


State Average: $13,341

% ELL Students


State Average: 10%

Student Teacher Ratio


State Average: 15.71

% IEP Students


State Average: 15%



State Average: 246