Definition of Truant
Current law (https://www.cga.ct.gov/2017/pub/chap_168.htm#sec_10-198a) 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: Visit the Connecticut Department of Education’s webpage: http://portal.ct.gov/SDE/Truancy/Truancy
or “Your Child’s Rights in School” at http://ctlawhelp.org/your-childs-rights-in-school
SOURCE: Connecticut Department of Education; CT Law Help
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CONTENT LAST REVIEWED: October2017