Truancy


Truancy

A Truant as stated by KRS 159.150 says,
 
1.        Any student who has attained the age of six (6) years, but has not reached his or her eighteenth birthday, who has been absent from school without valid excuse for three (3) or more days, or tardy without valid excuse on three (3) or more days, is a truant.
2.       Any student enrolled in a public school who has attained the age of eighteen (18) years, but has not reached his or her twenty-first birthday, who has been absent from school without valid excuse for three (3) or more days, or tardy without valid excuse on three (3) or more days is a truant.
3.       Any student who has been reported as a truant two (2) or more times is an habitual truant.
4.       For the purposes of establishing a student’s status as a truant, the student’s attendance record is cumulative for an entire school year. If a student transfers from one (1) Kentucky public school to another during a school year, the receiving school shall incorporate the attendance information provided under KRS 159.170 in the student’s official attendance record.
5.       A local board of education may adopt reasonable policies that:
a.       Require students to comply with compulsory attendance laws.
b.      Require truants and habitual truants to make up unexcused absences; and
c.       Impose sanctions for noncompliance.