James- What is your email? I'll send you what I have. I am in a small county, so I was not involved in setting up the committee. We did, however, have a meeting with the school superintendent, all the principals, the two JP's, the juvenile probation chief, the county judge, and the school resource officer in order to make sure we were all on the same page. I believe you can file in municipal or JP court. Our community decided to move these cases (as well as the parents contributing) from the municipal court to the JP courts starting September 1, because the municipal court was not used to handling civil cases.
Posts: 26 | Location: Andrews County | Registered: April 22, 2005
The Justice Court Training Center (which handles training of all of the JPs) has put together a ton of forms for truancy procedures. If you or a JP you know have access, it can save you a lot of time. I do not have access, but my JP does. She is not technologically savvy however and just prints things and hands them to me. If I can manage to get the actual digital files, I'm happy to pass them along.
My county came up with a bunch of these forms from scratch, but will be revising them because the JCTC ones are actually pretty solid.
Can I also be sent a copy of the petition? Also, does anyone happen to have a copy of a "state's motion to dismiss any pending FTAS cases " that I can tweak for our county? My JP office is asking for one to be created by our office. Thanks
Posts: 24 | Location: Pecos County | Registered: April 17, 2013