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Truancy

According to the Kansas State Law, a student is truant if he or she is absent without a valid excuse for:

  • 3 Consecutive Days
  • 5 Days in a School Semester
  • 7 Days in a School Year

According to the Kansas State Law, a student is truant if he or she is absent without a valid excuse for:

  • 3 Consecutive Days
  • 5 Days in a School Semester
  • 7 Days in a School Year

Unexcused Reasons for Absences: Weather, transportation, missed bus, babysitter, out of town..... vacation.

** Parents, it is YOUR responsibility to call in your child's absence each day before 7 a.m.  Any absence lasting 3 or more days will require Official documentation from a doctor, dentist, caseworker, probation officer, and/or court official.  Failure to call your student in will result in truancy.

Once a student has been truant, a referral is sent to the District Attorney's office.  The District Attorney will either place the student into a diversion program which the parents are required to participate or petitioned a court date.