Schools therefore should engage and fixing convenient periods and neutral settings for meetings with parents, establishing homework hotlines, hiring a parent liaison and taking into account the voice of the parents in making decisions for the school (Wisconsin Legislative Audit Bureau, 2000).
The community based program works together with the schools to ensure that there is a firm sanction faced by students for truancy.
A number of interventions including: court based, school-based and community based interventions have found application in addressing the issue.
However, the application of these various programs has yielded different results.
Thus, any decisions made involve the active participation of a wide variety of the community members: educators, parents, Judges of the family and juvenile courts as well as religious organizations, social service and community representatives.
The community based program puts together all forces which are concerned with the welfare of the society.
Curfews have helped during school hours in daytime that permit the community law enforcers to interrogate youth to establish if the are absent from school legitimately.
In places like New York, a number of unexcused absences can translate to failure in courses.
Therefore, families as the basic units in the community must propagate mutual communication and trust with schools.
This helps in providing intensive counseling, monitoring and other services that strengthen families and truants.