Truancy Laws – Connecticut

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Definition of Truant

Current law 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. See Connecticut Law About School Law https://www.jud.ct.gov/lawlib/law/school.htm under the subheadings:

Rights of Minors in Connecticut and Sec. 3. Truancy

 

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SOURCE: Connecticut Department of Education; CT Law Help
PREPARED BY: 211/tb
CONTENT LAST REVIEWED: October2021