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    (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 10/30/08
    Emily from ME said:
    I don't think there is anything wrong with this law, it's isn't too hard to at least show up at school.
    On 10/23/08
    me from AZ said:
    i think its dumb that your required to go to school, most teachers dont teach correctly and drag on about things that are not academic at all
    On 10/22/08
    Maddy from AL said:
    ok guys this is like so bogus my paroll officer is all TO'd cuz i missed like 13 days of scool and now i gotta go to jail at least that's what he said. school is so boring i dont even wanna go so ill have fun in jail i guess
    On 10/22/08
    Nick from AZ said:
    Some of my friends have wanted me to skip class with them but i never did because i like my education and do not want to get introuble for there wrong doings.
    On 10/22/08
    jake from AZ said:
    my name is jake and i didn know that if you miss five days you can get sent to court and your parents can get fined.
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