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Truancy Reduction Center



TRC (Truancy Reduction Center) assists police officers, the school district, and families by offering services that support students who are truant.


Definition of a Truant

According to California Law, a truant is defined as a student who misses more than 30 minutes of instruction without an excuse three times during the school year.  These students must be reported to the proper school authority in order to emphasize the importance of school attendance and is intended to help minimize interference with instruction. [California Education Code Section 48260 (a)]

Definition of a Chronic Truant

According to California Law, a chronic truant is defined as a student subject to compulsory full-time education or to compulsory continuation education, who is absent from school without a valid excuse for ten percent or more of the school days in one school year from the date of enrolment to the current date provided that the appropriate school district officer or employee has complied with EC sections 48260, 48260.5, 48261, 48262, 48263, and 48291. [California Education Code Section EC 48263.6]

The vision of our program is to:

Remove barriers to education by increasing student attendance, preventing school drop-outs, and by connecting students and their families to appropriate community resources.


We do this by:

  1. Educating students and their families about attendance laws and policies in the state of California and school district.
  2. Assessing the safety and needs/interest of our students and match students with appropriate resources and interest-based services.
  3. Monitoring attendance of students for a period of one to three months and keep school and parents aware of progress
  4. Assigning community service hours to students to encourage a sense of belonging and responsibility.   
  5. Offering ongoing case management and counseling to ensure students are improving attendance.



Contact Us

Truancy Reduction Center
Located at Hare High School
Hours: M-F during school hours
12012 S. Magnolia, Room B
Garden Grove, CA 92841
Phone (714) 537-7544
Fax: (714) 741-4929
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