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.