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truant

a person who is absent without leave, esp from school
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The DfE counts truancy in terms of sessions missed.
Durham County Council Truancy or holiday fines in 2016-17: 1,258 Fines per 1,000 pupils in 2016-17: 17.71 Gateshead Council Truancy or holiday fines in 2016-17: 143 Fines per 1,000 pupils in 2016-17: 5.03 Newcastle City Council Truancy or holiday fines in 2016-17: 259 Fines per 1,000 pupils in 2016-17: 6.62 Northumberland County Council Truancy or holiday fines in 2016-17: 232 Fines per 1,000 pupils in 2016-17: 5.03 North Tyneside Council Truancy or holiday fines in 2016-17: 127 Fines per 1,000 pupils in 2016-17: 4.16 South Tyneside Council Truancy or holiday fines in 2016-17: 309 Fines per 1,000 pupils in 2016-17: 14.47 Sunderland City Council Truancy or holiday fines in 2016-17: 149 Fines per 1,000 pupils in 2016-17: 3.69
Under the new law, school districts are no longer able to send students with three unexcused absences within a four-week period to truancy courts.
Recent truancy research tells us that students are more regularly attending schools but not going to class (Shute & Cooper, 2014).
Texas adult courts saw about 113,000 truancy cases against children ages 12 through 17 in 2012--more than double the number of truancy cases prosecuted in the other 49 states combined, according to the National Center for Youth Law, which joined Texas Appleseed and Disability Right Texas in filing the complaint in June.
For there are two types of truancy - deliberate and circumstantial.
A council spokesman said: "Parents who condone truancy are liable to court action and can face fines of up to pounds 1,000 or in the worst cases imprisonment for not ensuring their children attend school regularly."
Truancy is a common problem facing nearly all high schools across the nation (Baker, Sigmon, & Nugent,2001).
SCHOOL truancy rates in Kirklees are slightly down on last year, despite a small increase nationally.
TRUANCY in England's state primary schools reached record levels last year, official figures show.