Central Attendance Administrator

Job category: Professional
Exemption Status/Test: Exempt/Executive
Reports to: Executive Director of Student Services
Date Revised: October 15, 2015
Dept./School: Student Services and School Choice

Primary purpose

To monitor daily attendance and compliance with the state of Texas compulsory attendance law. To enforce GISD board policies and procedures. To provide guidance and training to all GISD administrators and support personnel.



Master’s degree from accredited university with emphasis in education or related experience

Valid Texas teaching certificate

Valid Texas administrator’s certificate


Minimum three (3) years’ experience as a teacher

Minimum three (3) years’ successful campus or district administration experience

Special knowledge/skills

Knowledge of state of Texas compulsory attendance law and related statues. 

Knowledge of current legislative changes.

Knowledge of state PEIMS and attendance requirements and procedures.

Knowledge of Skyward Student Information System.

Knowledge of Microsoft Office Software.

Knowledge of special programs offered in the district including special education,

Career and technology education, gifted and talented education, etc.

Ability to analyze complex information.

Ability to gather, evaluate, and present attendance data.

Ability to meet established deadlines.

Ability to work effectively with others

Major responsibilities and duties

  • Maintain liaison relationship with school campus contacts both professional and paraprofessional.
  • Maintain liaison relationship with truancy court personnel including the district attorney’s office.
  • Provide required training for district personnel.
  • Prepare truancy cases for court initial hearings, pre-trials, and trials.
  • Attend truancy court on behalf of the district.
  • Perform home visits to verify a student’s residency.
  • Work with district case workers to ensure that students and families in need of support receive assistance.
  • Prepare and maintain the district’s attendance manual and other related documents.
  • Identify outstanding campuses and present annual attendance awards.
  • Establish and follow a protocol for truancy court filings. 

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Supervise and evaluate the performance of assigned paraprofessional staff in the Student Services Attendance department.

To meet the executive exemption test, the primary duty must be management and the employee must supervise at least two full-time employees.

Mental demands/physical demands/environmental factors

Tools/Equipment Used: 
Standard office equipment including personal computer and peripherals
Prolonged sitting; occasional bending/stooping, pushing/pulling, and twisting
Repetitive hand motions, frequent keyboarding and use of mouse; occasional reaching
Occasional light lifting and carrying (less than 15 pounds)
Frequent prolonged and irregular hours. Frequent districtwide travel; occasional statewide travel
Mental Demands: 
Work with frequent interruptions; maintain emotional control under stress

This document describes the general purpose and responsibilities assigned to this job and is not an exhaustive list of all responsible and duties that may be assigned or skills that may be required.