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    Laws - View Law: TRUANCY


    (not being in school when you are supposed to be)

    It is against the law for anyone between the ages of six and sixteen to not attend school. However, there are some exceptions through excused absences, home school, etc. Even if you miss just one class period without an excuse, you are considered truant.

    If you miss school a lot (5 days, unexcused) you are considered to be habitually truant (ARS 15-803).  An attendance officer can enforce this law. The officer can give you a ticket requiring you and a parent to appear before an official of the court. (ARS 15-805)  If you are habitually truant you could be put on probation, have your driver’s license taken away, or have to attend counseling or educational classes. (ARS 8-323)


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    On 02/05/07
    Kristin from AZ said:
    As a teacher, we understand that there are legitimate reasons for a student to miss school. That's why excused abscense are allowed. As a parent, it is YOUR responsibility to call your student in. It is our job to make sure your student is learning what is required of them, and if they're not here, we can't do that. There is no reason for a student to ever have an unexcused absence, unless you think it's ok to have your child ditching school, in which case you should be held responsible. Put your child's best interest first, which should include a good education.
    On 01/20/07
    Deb from ME said:
    my daughter stayed home from school with a medical absence called in from her father (ex husband) and she emailed her sister saying she was home playing hooky with her dad..is this considered truancy?
    On 01/14/07
    Jesus from AL said:
    Maybe if the public school system wasn't in such shambles kids would be motivated to go. They'd probably learn more while skipping than going to the horrible schools of today.
    On 11/29/06
    TERRA from AZ said:
    Truancy law is there to have control over us.It is a form of microcontroling us effectively.We have certain officials hired to control kids from missing school,then control the parents with threats of jail & fines.Once this happens they are in your homelife.This is equivalent to the home owners association.They control the way we live in our small communities.We are losing our freedom to those who think they know what's best for us,our families.These kinds of people are mean,controlling,selfrighteous,suppressive!
    On 11/19/06
    Cecilia from AZ said:
    My child is 14 and has 18 absences in 0 hour. Does 0 hour count. I went to truancy court and the probation officer was not sure if it count and my court was postponed. Can you let me know?
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