Truancy & Educational Neglect

Child Protection Laws

Truancy and educational neglect are covered under child protection laws. Children are best served by obtaining an education and staying in school. To that end, the Attorney's Office aggressively pursues cases involving educational neglect or truancy.

Stakeholders for Educational Success

Nicollet County Attorney Michelle Zehnder Fischer established a group called Stakeholders for Educational Success that regularly meets to coordinate efforts between social services, the schools, the medical community, and the psychological community to keep kids in school.