Definition of truancy
: an act or instance of playing truant : the state of being truant
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A: Maybe that I almost got kicked out of high school for fighting on campus and almost did not graduate due to my truancy record.
The goal should be a decrease in the unfavorable behaviors, such as truancy, Karubas said.
The shortage of beds is particularly acute for kids found to be delinquent who have been sent into state custody by the juvenile courts for truancy, crimes or other offenses.
These state laws — some more than a century old — began as a tool to fight truancy.
Launched in January 1996, START sought to bolster literacy, reduce truancy and provide homework help and enrichment activities to 4,000 students.
That's also the new focus of the state's truancy efforts, which make returning a child to class the priority.
One 13-year-old in Arkansas who could not pay several hundred dollars in fines for truancy, the report found, spent three months in detention instead.
The journey is a long and fraught one, heightened by fear of their truancy being discovered, failure (can anyone carry a cheesecake for long without it being destroyed?), physical attacks and self-doubt.
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TRUANCY Defined for Kids
Definition of truancy for Students
: an act or an instance of staying out of school without permission
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