2017 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 22 - Public Schools
Article 12 - Compulsory School Attendance
Section 22-12-8 - Early identification; unexcused absences and truancy.

Universal Citation: NM Stat § 22-12-8 (2017)

22-12-8. Early identification; unexcused absences and truancy.

Notwithstanding the provisions of Section 22-12-7 NMSA 1978, if a student is in need of early intervention, the school district, charter school or private school shall contact the student's parent to inform the parent that the student has unexcused absences from school and to discuss possible interventions. The provisions of this section do not apply to any absence if the parent has contacted the school to explain the absence.

History: 1978 Comp., 22-12-8, enacted by Laws 1985, ch. 104, 1; 2004, ch. 28, 4; 2006, ch. 94, 44; 2009, ch. 193, 3.

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