Supervisor of Attendance

Message from the Supervisor of Attendance


My name is Ben Janulewicz and I am the Supervisor of Attendance for Plymouth Public Schools.

Attending school is mandatory. Students who are absent from school miss out on key learning opportunities as well as opportunities to grow socially. If your child is sick,  it is important that you call the school to tell them. It is also my responsibility to contact the juvenile courts if your student becomes chronically absent from school.  

My job is to help students attend school every day. Sometimes I visit homes to help students get to school. I can help if there is a reason your child does not want to go to school. I work with schools to build a  plan that works for you. Let’s work together to help you have a great school year!

Mr. Benjamin Janulewicz, Supervisor of Attendance
Plymouth Public Schools

Attendance Services

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.

Ben Janulewicz, the Supervisor of Attendance, is based at central office, but also moves about the community as necessary to provide immediate service to students and families.

Supervisor of Attendance Referral Form

Be Present: Attendance Counts

Please watch the following videos, translated in English and Portuguese, produced by Plymouth EDTV.

Mr. Ben Janulewicz photo

Benjamin Janulewicz

Supervisor of Attendance

11 Lincoln Street, Plymouth, MA 02360

(508) 224-5093 Office Phone
(508) 774-454-2098 Cell Phone