2018-19 Position Opening
In-District Transfer Only


Washougal High School
8 hours per day (7:30-4:00 pm)
5 days per week (Monday-Friday)
180 days per year (student attendance days) + 20 extended days

Rate of pay: $22.65 – $29.61
(60 workday probation for new employees)

Purpose Statement:

The District Attendance Coordinator is responsible for implementing the provisions of State law known as the “BECCA” law, or compulsory school attendance law. The position works closely with all school administrators and other appointed staff in processing student attendance issues within the District. The position is responsible for interpreting and implementing District policy and procedures relating to attendance. The position is also responsible for processing all referrals and the filing of truancy petitions and other court documents in compliance with State law as well as appearing at court proceedings on behalf of the district.

This job reports to the Building Administrator


Essential Functions:

  • Communicate effectively with staff, students, parents, and the general public in person, via telephone, e-mail, and in writing using a variety of technologies.
  • Assist all schools and administrative staff in matters relating to student attendance issues. Participate in conferences with parents and students, and provide counseling and guidance relating to educational alternatives as needed.
  • Investigate all complaints received from the public relating to student truancy.
  • Process all referrals from schools relating to attendance problems.
  • Prepare and file court documents in compliance with State laws regarding truancy.
  • Compile and prepare data as required for reporting to the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) and Clark County Juvenile Justice Center regarding District compliance with State laws and regulations.
  • Provide updated information and training to administrative and school staff relating to truancy issues.
  • Conduct home visits relating to student attendance issues, as appropriate.
  • Work cooperatively with other local school districts, ESD #112 Truancy Project, and Juvenile Justice Center staff relating to student attendance matters.
  • Work closely with the Student System Coordinator in Information Technology (IT), and District coordinator for the Washington State Information Processing Cooperative (WSIPC) on matters of attendance records.
  • Prepare forms and other documents, using a computer, as required to assist schools in processing truancy referrals.
  • Make referrals to the Clark County Community Truancy Project and Clark County Juvenile Justice Center Probation Department as needed.
  • Organize the Washougal Community Truancy Board and participate as a board member during hearings with students and parents.
  • Serve as the District representative during truancy hearings in Juvenile Court, and present testimony on behalf of the District.
  • Present on behalf of all Clark County school districts at truancy court workshops and meet with families afterward to help develop school re-engagement plans.
  • Monitor students on court orders for compliance and take appropriate follow-up action.
  • Participate and or provide support for community grant committees related to the Clark County Truancy Process.
  • Serve as the District Program Administrator for the C-Tran Hop Fastpass Contract.

Other Responsibilities:

  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Tools and Equipment Necessary:

Personal computer, typewriter, 10-key/calculator, telephone, printer, copy machines, FAX machine, and all other tools and equipment necessary to perform the essential functions as listed above.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Experience working in an educational environment preferred.
  • Experience working with diverse population preferred.
  • Experience with WESPaC/Skyward student system preferred.
  • Associates/Bachelor’s Degree preferred.
  • Knowledge of “Becca” laws and implementation at the district and building levels.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform on the computer using the Windows environment and related Microsoft applications, particularly Excel and Power Point.
  • Demonstrated ability to de-escalate emotionally-charged issues.
  • Experience or knowledge of working with and interpreting State laws and working within the legal system, including preparation of and filing court documents (i.e. court petitions, court orders, Notice of Summons) and testifying in court.
  • Demonstrated ability to problem solve.
  • Demonstrated organizational ability and a commitment to follow through.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality of sensitive information.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform tasks accurately and in accordance with established law, policy, and procedure.
  • Demonstrated ability to organize and conduct training pertinent to the area of responsibility.
  • Demonstrated ability to travel from location to location to accomplish tasks.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain positive relationships with others as part of a team.


Responsibilities include:  working under limited supervision following standardized practices and/or methods; leading, guiding, and/or coordinating others; and operating within a defined budget and/or financial guidelines.  Utilization of resources from other work units is often required to perform the job’s functions.  There is a continual opportunity to impact the Organization’s services.

Working Environment:

The usual and customary methods of performing the job’s functions require the following physical demands:  some lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling; and significant fine finger dexterity.  Generally the job requires 70% sitting, 20% walking, and 10% standing.  The job is performed under a generally hazard free environment.


Required Testing                                               Certificates & Licenses
None Specified                                                   Valid Driver’s License and Evidence of Insurability
Valid First Aid Certificate

Continuing Educ./Training                             Clearances
None Specified                                                  WA State Misconduct Clearance
Criminal Justice Fingerprint/Background Clearance

FLSA Status           Approval Date                 Salary Grade
Non Exempt                                                      Family Community Resource Co.- Schedule A


POSTED:  April 15, 2019


The Washougal School District does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employee(s) has been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination:  Civil Rights Coordinator:  Marian Young, 4855 Evergreen Way, Washougal WA 98671(360) 954-3050; Title IX Officer:  Marian Young, 4855 Evergreen Way, Washougal WA 98671(360) 954-3050; Section 504 Coordinator:  Allison Blakely, 4855 Evergreen Way, Washougal WA 98671(360) 954-3020.