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        Truancy/Unexcused Absences

        Habitual truancy can be defined as unexcused absences from school by a minor that exceed the number of such absences allowed under state law. Each state has its own school attendance laws, which specify:

        • The age at which a child must begin school
        • The age at which a youth can legally drop out of school
        • The number of unexcused absences that constitute truancy under the law …

        Retrieved from Model Programs Guide: Truancy Prevention Literature Review.

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