Comprehensive Truancy Intervention Program (CTIP)

  • Fort Worth Independent School District (FWISD) in collaboration with the City of Fort Worth, and other county and city social service agencies established the Comprehensive Truancy Intervention Program.  The program’s primary goals is to prevent students from dropping out and increase student attendance and enrollment.

    • Each of the fourteen (14) Stay-In-School Coordinators (SISC) and a Specialist III are assigned to a pyramid (high school and its feeders campuses) which is geographically located.
    • Reports to the Assistant Director of Student Engagement and School Completion. 

    Stay-In School- Coordinators responsibilities:

    • Increasing  student attendance
    • Dropout prevention and recovery 
    • Conducting leaver investigations 
    • Complete Student Attendance Review Team Plans 
    • Monitoring the progress of identified “high-risk” families 
    • Compiling evidence for court action from the schools within their assigned pyramid 
    • Works a flexible schedule

    Court Coordinators

    • Serve as Liaison between City of Fort Worth, CTIP Office and Fort Worth ISD schools
    • Collaborate with Community Resources
    • Collect and Maintain School Truancy Data
    • Represent Fort Worth ISD during Court Hearings
    • Advise City of Fort Worth representative of District Policies and Procedures and Available Resources
    • Attend Community Forums
    • Report Court Dispositions to District

    Essentially, these Coordinators are attendance officers and have the powers assigned to them under TEC Section 25.091(b).  They are not licensed peace officers and cannot take a child into custody.  The coordinators are responsible for keeping up to date and detailed records of any and all interactions with truants, dropouts, and their families.  These records are used as interventions as well as business records that can be used in future court proceedings.  All Court Actions are submitted through the Stay in School Coordinator as approved by the Campus principal or designated administrator.