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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 04/09/08
    Nikala from SC said:
    I think that people after 16 should have to decide for themselves if they want to stay in school or not! There are plenty of job oppurtunities non-graduating people can get that pay very well. I didn't graduate, neither did my husband and we have very good paying jobs that we both like! However, not graduating does DECREASE the chances of getting a good job with good pay, you can still do it, but it defenitaly decreases. Also, school can be very stressful or difficult to some people, which can lead to teens, even kids running away from home or suicide! I think 16 is a good age to choose!!!
    On 03/28/08
    from AZ said:
    what if you are about to turn 16 and want can drop out soon?
    On 03/13/08
    lance from AZ said:
    what if your teacher hates you and she will get you in troble for breathing wrong
    On 03/12/08
    RN from AL said:
    Well i think that it is a good thing cuz kids do not need to be out of school. Also cuz maybe lots of students like to come to school like me!:)
    On 03/05/08
    from NJ said:
    I think that this law is good because no matter how much you dont like school, or your teacher you should deal with it you will be out of school befor you know it. Also if you do not go to school you will not be able to drive, or get any type of education. You would no even be able to get a good job.
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