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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 11/06/06
    Marlene from AZ said:
    I realize that working is a reality this day and age but you chose to bring this child into the world and it is your responsibilty to raise them, with self respect and to know responsibilties and consequences. Stop trying to point the finger somewhere else and step up the plate
    On 09/22/06
    Beth from CA said:
    My grandson is 14. He has missed 3 days in a row. His mom drops him at school, but he doesn't go inside.Is there a problem at the school for why he is not going, or is it the fact he just thinks school is not for him. In any case I know my daughter has tried and tried with him. She is at her wits end. If he does not get counseling, it may be to late. She has tried for 2 years thru school,Dr.'s. He has gone thru so much his whole life. I told her to watch him for behavioral changes as 14-18yrs old tend to think suicidal thoughts when life is not how they see it.I love him and his Mom alot.
    On 05/15/06
    Margareth from AZ said:
    I agree with Jeanette, specially regarding to teens, that it's not always the parents fault. Teen should take responsability and help parents at least doing what they are suposed to do: go to school! If waking up in the morning is a problem, just go to bed early around 9pm and I am sure you will be up before 7am happy and healthy!Then have a nice breakfast, kiss your parents good bye and have an awesome day learning good things and maybe you can even teach your peers and be a A+ student like my kid is. Doctors are saying that many people are depressed for lack of sleeping,including teens
    On 04/19/06
    Jeanette from AZ said:
    It's not always the parents fault that their child doesn't go to school. They may have to go to work and the child is old enough to get to school themselves (17) but doesn't. Sometimes the parent does all they can and the child still doesn't go. The parent shouldn't be blamed for this the child should be held responsible themselves. The parent should not always be punished. They can't always take time off work because the child doesn't listen.
    On 03/24/06
    Eve from PA said:
    Okay, so some students drop of school. But it's not always their falt. Adults don't understand that teachers can be the real problem. I wish that there was a camera in my homeroom class so that people could see how the teacher acts. When the students complain that he is a bad teacher, they're not lying. He has a serious attitude problem. So it's not the students falt for dropping out.
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