"It's just another tool in the box for the Regional Office of Education and local school districts," said Kibler.
Kibler said he drafted the ordinance after extensive research that included surveys of other county truancy laws and discussions with educational professionals.
The committee voted unanimously to pass the proposal onto the full board, which meets Monday.
The committee also recommended adding another member to the Ambulance Oversight Committee. Board member David Campbell said the committee is preparing to start inspecting ambulance operations within the county, including random ambulance checks for maintenance and inventory issues.
"The group we have is very capable," said board member Mike DePoister. "We're just short-handed."
The group currently has six members, including DePoister and board member Karen Luchtefeld. The other four members all have some level of emergency response experience.
Those interested in serving on the committee may contact board Administrator Joyce Worman at 217-342-4990 during regular business hours. Those who wish to express their interest electronically can access the county's official website at www.co.effingham.il.us.
In other action Thursday, the committee recommended that the full board approve the annual audit of county finances. West & Co. representative David Faller told the committee the audit showed no problems with the way financial matters were being conducted.
Also Thursday, the committee recommended the full board approve a donation of $2,500 to the Effingham County Fair Board for security costs at the recently concluded Effingham County Fair.