ATTENDANCE AND DRIVING PRIVELEGES
Please be aware that there are several laws regarding school attendance that you need to know about. A student is considered to be truant if they have five or more unexcused absences within a calendar month or 10 or more unexcused absences in 90 calendar days.
A student is considered to be habitually truant if they have 15 unexcused or unexplained absences within 90 calendar days and they do not improve their attendance after phone calls or letters from the school.
Students who are determined to be habitually truant are liable for legal action along with their parents. Also, all habitually truant students between the ages of 14 and 18 will be reported to the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles and their driver’s license will be suspended if already issued and held if not already issued.
Once a student has been classified as habitually truant it takes at least 90 days or one semester of good attendance before the classification can be removed. The driver’s license suspension is for the entire time that a student is classified as habitually truant.