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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 02/27/06
    MARY/concern mother from AZ said:
    I know that many teachers are very good and they really help us love school. What we (parents)need to pay attention is when a kid complains too much about school. We need to talk to our children and try to have as many information as possibly about what is going on at school daily, then get the teacher involved and let him/her know what is upsetting your kid. We need to remember that teachers are in control at school and sometimes they punish kids in a way that is not in agreeement with the parents, like: let the kids WITHOUT SNACK if they don't obey! I really don't agree with this punishment
    On 02/27/06
    MARY from AZ said:
    I believe school is for everyone! I used to hate school when I was a kid, I didn't like to study for the tests(but I did!),I really didn't like some teachers, some kids made fun of me and I felt pretty bad. But I knew that if I wanted to be someone in life I had to study! How can you be heard if you don't know how to express yourself? Or what are you going to talk about ifyou don't have any knowledge? Everybody needs to go to school and deserves it! Think about how many kids in poor countries would love to study, but they don't even have a school near their houses(someare lucky to have house)
    On 02/27/06
    rob from AZ said:
    yeah i hate school kids take my advice and dont go to school just drop out and smoke alot of weed and have a good time and if u cant drop out yet just dont go SCHOOL IS FOR FOOLS!@!
    On 02/27/06
    from KY said:
    I have been locked up for truancy, and it was not fun. I spent 26 days in the juvenile detention center, and after that, 4 months on probation. You want to get out of school so would't the best way to do that be to just go to school everyday and do your work so you can get your diploma and get out of there as quick as possible. For the past three years I have missed the minimum of 60 days a year, and I failed the ninth grade. But since I got locked up for it,I have only missed 3 days, and I am going to graduate in December. So don't cut, just go and get it over with.
    On 02/21/06
    michael from CA said:
    i ditch alot why because 6 period the kids make fun of me and that w hy i ditch that period i try to do some thing about geting a diffrent class but they havent did a thing whAT DO I DO
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