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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 11/20/08
    Veroni from CA said:
    what if... lol... you havent been going but you get taken out can anything be counted against you like can the school tell you anything? you'll no longer be attending that school. right after you get enrolled into a continuation would you still have to go to court?? i was absent for two weeks one time and when i returned my mom wrote a not for the attendance and for each of my teacher and the teacher were ok with it but the attendance lady said it was unexcuseable the note stated that i was absent due to personal issues but she said it still doesnt make it excused so what would of made it??
    On 11/18/08
    daniel from CA said:
    i think that all the kids chould go to school.. and keep reashing your goals... ?
    On 11/18/08
    silvia from AZ said:
    i think that all student should respect and obey all the rules , that people older than them tell them to do. I also think that if you want to be someone , you need to go to school:)
    On 11/17/08
    Jose A from AZ said:
    I bolive this is a great law because if this law did not exist we would all be diching>
    On 11/16/08
    Sharik from AL said:
    Beat this, i was late for class by 10-15 minutes, and the teacher is like 'thats truancy'
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