Student raising their hand - ART across the front
  • The A.R.T team consists of social workers and truancy officers who will aid and support schools as it relates to truant students. A.R.T members are assigned 8-11 schools. The A.R.T team will assist schools with attendance services for students who are habitually truant. 


    • Assist the school in following school board regulations for excessive absences and truancy
    • Attend student support team meetings (AIT) Level 2
    • Home-visits 
    • Protocol completion for student withdrawals
    • Assist schools with Tier 1 interventions for truancy prevention
    • Prepare documentation for students who meet the criteria for the district truancy meeting
    • Process the DNE list during the first nine weeks of school
    • Provide training to school staff and parents on school truancy laws

    According to Florida Statute 1003.26, Enforcement of school attendance, if a student has had at least five unexcused absences within a calendar month, or 10 unexcused absences within a 90-day calendar period, or absences for which reasons are unknown, districts must enforce school attendance for all students of compulsory school age.

    DCPS has policies and procedures to support regular attendance. The district uses a multi-tiered system of support for early identification of students who are developing a pattern of non-attendance since this may lead to a greater risk of dropping out and other maladaptive behaviors. School Social Workers and Truancy Officers support schools to improve attendance and academic achievement to address the barriers that keep students from being in school every day. They attend intervention meetings and provide support, intervention, counseling, referrals to appropriate community resources, and if appropriate, referrals to the Youth Crisis Center and State Attorney’s Office for students with attendance or habitual truancy problems.

    Click to view District Attendance Policy.

ART Supervisors

  • Attendance Social Workers

    ART Social Worker Name

    ART Social Worker Email Address

    Alfred Austin

    Alison Stratford

    Christopher Fields

    Deatrice Smith

    Deramon Murphy

    Labrittany Orick

    Margie Anderson

    Marilee McCullough

    Tiffany Jackson

    Tre’Ana Ringer

    Tonya Lewis

    Veronica Mitchell


    Truancy Officers

    Truancy Officer Name

    Truancy Officer Email Address

    Aaron Pinckney

    Cassandra Smith

    Charles Cooper

    Daryl Bartley

    Deborah Westberry

    Gregory Parker

    India Rivers

    Jared Hundley

    Jorge Antunez

    Keith Manuel

    Latil Tillie

    Michelle Felix

    Priscilla Allen

    Sweetie Clark

    Timia Muller

    Tonya Johnson

    Trenttonio Stewart