A. Upon receipt of notification from the Department that a school's habitual truancy rate exceeds the standard specified in §B of this regulation, the local school superintendent or the superintendent's designee shall direct the principal of the school to implement:
(1) A PBIS; or
(2) An alternative behavior modification program developed in collaboration with the Department.
B. A school is subject to this regulation if it has a truancy rate that exceeds:
(1) 8 percent of its enrollment for the 20082009 school year;
(2) 6 percent of its enrollment for the 20092010 school year;
(3) 4 percent of its enrollment for the 20102011 school year;
(4) 2 percent of its enrollment for the 20112012 school year; and
(5) 1 percent of its enrollment for the 20122013 school year and each school year thereafter.
C. The school principal or the principal's designee and appropriate staff members shall:
(1) Develop a plan for implementing a program as set forth in §A of this regulation;
(2) Attend PBIS or alternative behavior modification training program approved by the Department; and
(3) Follow implementation guidelines and practices for PBIS or the alternative behavior modification training program.
D. A school shall expand its existing PBIS or alternative behavior modification program by providing more intensive interventions to targeted students in need of such interventions if:
(1) The school has already implemented a PBIS or an alternative behavior modification program; and
(2) The school has a truancy rate that exceeds the standard specified in §B of this regulation.
E. Nothing in this regulation precludes a school system from implementing PBIS or an alternative behavioral modification program either in specific schools or system-wide.