truant

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truant

a person who is absent without leave, esp from school
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The fines double to pounds 100 if not paid within 28 days and are a last resort before legal action the authorities can take against parents whose kids play truant.
Despite getting into trouble with truancy officers and the police, Becky continued to play truant for about 18 months.
Controversial on-the-spot fines for the parents of children who repeatedly play truant are set to be introduced in Worcestershire in a bid to clamp down on school absence.
A MIDLAND mum could become only the second parent in Britain to be jailed for allowing their child to play truant - after keeping her 13 year-old daughter off school for more than TWO years.
PATRICIA Amos, the mother jailed for allowing her teenage daughters to play truant, was released early from prison yesterday.
If you operate this system, you are encouraging children to play truant.
One minute we are locking up parents if their kids play truant.
The fines double to pounds 100 if not paid within 28 days and are a last resort before taking legal action against parents whose children continue to play truant.
Parents who allow their children to play truant face prosecution.
It is hoped the crackdown can also address the reasons children play truant.
A woman jailed twice for allowing her daughter to play truant said yesterday she would go to school with her to ensure it did not happen again.