Truancy Laws – Connecticut

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Definition of Truant
Current law (https://www.cga.ct.gov/2000/rpt/2000-R-0957.htm ) defines a “truant” as a child between the ages of five and 18 who is enrolled in a public or private school and has four unexcused school absences in a month or 10 in any school year.

For more information about Truancy: What does the law say? go to Center for Children’s Advocacy

or “Your Child’s Rights in School” at http://ctlawhelp.org/your-childs-rights-in-school

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SOURCE: Connecticut Legislative Report 200-R-0957; Center for Children’s Advocacy
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CONTENT LAST REVIEWED: October2016