Framingham Attendance Office
About the Framingham Public Schools Attendance Office
- Several hundred letters are mailed from this office each year to parents of student who have what was deemed as “excessive” absences.
- The Attendance Officer meets with the majority of the elementary schools on a monthly basis to review attendance data.
- All schools in the district rely on the Attendance Officer to pursue and file Court petitions.
- The Attendance officer performs home visits to those students who either refuse to come to school or may be out of school and their whereabouts are unknown because a parent has not called to report the absence. There can be several of these per week.
The Attendance Officer handles most cases where a student’s residency is in question. The Attendance officer will investigate, any case of suspected residency fraud. In 2015/2016 there were approximately 30 students who were withdrawn from Framingham Public Schools after it was determined they did not live in Framingham. There were an additional 40 (+/-) that were investigated and found to be living in Framingham.