The RESA's Truancy Services works with local schools to:

  • Assist local districts with the enforcement of the Michigan Compulsory Attendance Law
  • Assist districts with attendance policies
  • Review cases and facilitate hearings, as needed, with students, parent/guardians and school
  • representatives
  • Petition the court when determined necessary
  • Act as the contact between the local schools and the St. Clair County Court System

Contact: Terry Harrington, (810) 455-4146 / [email protected]

Referral for St. Clair County RESA Truancy Services

To refer a student for attendance a school must:

1. Complete the RESA Referral form
2. Provide an up-to-date Student Attendance Detail Report
3. Include a Communication/Contact log with answers to the following questions:

  • Who from your building/district has contacted the parent/guardian about attendance?
  • What are the dates/times of that contact? (If unable to make contact, describe efforts or attempts)
  • When was a formal letter(s) sent to the parent/guardian? (Attach copies)
  • How has the student's absences impacted his/her success at school? (Such as failing to meet grade level expectations, failing grades, missing assignments, etc.)
  • What additional supports has the school/district offered/provided to improve attendance?

Truancy Services Staff

Jean Sturtridge
Director of Legal Services
(810) 455-4055

Terry Harrington
Truancy Officer
(810) 455-4146

Kim Balk
Legal Administrative Support Clerk
(810) 455-4056