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Truancy

Missing school

Last updated on 05/24/2021 at 7:33 pm

What is truancy?

At what ages is school attendance required?

How many days of school can a student miss with an unexcused absence?

What counts as an excused absence?

What counts as an unexcused absence?

What happens when my child starts to miss school without an excused absence?

What does it mean if a complaint is filed against me?

Can more than one parent or guardian be charged in the complaint?

What penalties can I face if my child misses 10 unexcused days?

What counts as a second offense?

Is truancy a misdemeanor or a felony offense?

What can happen to my child if he or she misses 10 unexcused days?

What happens to my child if he or she is 18 and misses 10 unexcused days?

What are ways I can encourage my child to attend school regularly?

What are ways to avoid truancy?