Absent Student Assistance Program (ASAP)

How It Works

The Hood County constable’s office in the fourth precinct, in conjunction with the Granbury Independent School District, has developed ASAP to intervene with the current truancy problem. A uniformed deputy will visit a student with an unexcused absence at home or work or at the parent's home or work.

Program Objectives

The objective of this program is to build a stronger relationship between the school district, students, and their parents / guardians by opening a wider form of communication. Courtesy visits will be attempted when a student’s absence from school does not have proper notification made to the attendance office on or before the day of the absence. This program will serve each grade and campus of the Granbury Independent School District.

Notifying Schools of Absences

This unit concentrates its efforts on the youth of our county. The ASAP has returned hundreds of truant students back to their schools, benefiting their families and communities collectively. To assist us in providing the most effective service, please notify the school’s attendance office of your child's absence by no later than 9:00 am on or before the day of the absence.

Texas Truancy Laws

The Texas Compulsory School Attendance Law demands that persons ages 6-18 attend school and furthermore dictates the criminal penalties for failing to comply. View the Texas truancy laws in full.