If you are in violation of the Washington State Truancy Law a truancy petition can be filed. If a petition is entered against the parent and the student continues to miss school then the court may find the parent in contempt.
1. A parent may be fined $25.00 per day for each unexcused absence.
2. Community service hours may be ordered.
If a petition is filed against the student and the student continues to miss school the court may find the student in contempt and order:
1. Informational classes
2. School-based tutoring
3. Community Service Hours
4. Work Crew
For additional information on Truancy, click on the attached brochures or contact a Truancy Counselor.
Probation Counselor III
509-783-2151 ext. 2446/509-543-6786 ext. 5758
Have you dropped out and need help returning to school? Fast Forward may be a resource for you. For additional information click on the link below.
Click on the link below for an interactive video from United Way regarding the importance of attendance.
If you are interested in serving on the Community Truancy Board please complete the application below.
The process for ex parte has changed in both counties on a permanent basis. Click HERE for a description of the process.
Further, the Court requires that litigants submitting orders ex parte must attest to whether or not a notice of disqualification has been filed. Click HERE to view Judicial Resolution 17-002 and related form.
Superior Court Administration Benton County Justice Center
7122 W Okanogan Pl
Kennewick, WA 99336
The Courts will be closed for Memorial Day on Monday, May 28, 2018.
Trials will not be held during the week of April 10, 2018 due to Judicial Spring Conference.
Please refer to Court Holiday Schedule to see changes to regular calendar.
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