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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 05/30/08
    mikey from AL said:
    some kids dont have a choice, when they turn 16 they have to go get a full-time job in order to pay the bills. i think 16 is a good age to decide, but its also kind of stupid to have a law telling you that you have to get brainwashed by the government in schools, too.
    On 05/14/08
    from AL said:

    Why drop out of school. if you want to get any job thats not timmys or a fast food place go to school n dont skip because it will mess up your life in the long run u cant see or know it now but i will down the road trust me.

    On 05/08/08
    Linds from AZ said:

    I think all of you should obey the laws and listen to your parents and the police wouldn't have to enforce them! It is apparent that none of you can spell already! And you want to "be able to do what you want?" Just calm down, listen to your parents and other authority figures, and you'll get your chance! I'm only 23, but I definitely miss being a teen and not having to "do what I want." Enjoy others making decisions for you while you can, it doesn't happen ever again! I'll trade places with any of you and you can pay my bills and work. I'll go to school, no problem!

    On 04/23/08
    Taylor from AZ said:
    I think you should be able to decide for yourself by the time you are 14 years old wether or not you will drop out of school or not!
    On 04/14/08
    Ingrid from CA said:
    What's the point of going to school for most of your life so you can get lazy at sixteen and dropout? I say students shouldnt get the opinion to drop out it's up tp their parents and them. A couple more years and your out! If you don't have a high school dioploma you can't even work in MCdonalds lol how lame is that for realz =]
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