Supervisor of Attendance

  • Regular attendance in all classes is essential to the learning process and helps to establish good student work habits. Therefore, students are expected to be in attendance every day of the school year. Parents/guardians have a legal responsibility to ensure that their child or children are in attendance each day school is in session.

    The Plymouth Public Schools employs a full-time Supervisor of Attendance (Truant Officer) whose duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, investigating and accounting for the attendance of all compulsory-school-age children ages 6-16, and to enforce laws relating to compulsory attendance.

    Under Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 76, Section 20, the Supervisor of Attendance may apprehend and take to school, without a warrant, any truant or absentee found wandering in the streets or public places.

    Mr. John Amaral, the Supervisor of Attendance, is currently housed at Plymouth South Middle School, but also moves about the community as necessary to provide immediate service to students and families.

    Supervisor of Attendance Referral Form

    Supervisor of Attendance Manual - a resource for school faculty and staff


    Mr. John Amaral, Supervisor of Attendance
    Plymouth Public Schools

    11 Lincoln Street
    Plymouth, MA 02360
    (508)-224-5093 office
    (508)-380-1585 cell