A change this school year in truancy enforcement in Lynchburg has prompted a wave of consequences for students and their families. Any Lynchburg City Schools student who misses seven or more days without valid excuse notes is set for referral to juvenile and domestic relations court. At five absences, the schools are requiring a conference with parents. Before this year, it took seven absences to prompt a conference. An information sheet outlining the consequences of truancy went home at the beginning of the year with all students for parents to sign and return.