How many absences are allowed in a school year?

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asked Dec 24, 2018 in Primary & Secondary Education by Chutiamidia (260 points)
How many absences are allowed in a school year?

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answered Dec 24, 2018 by Timjman674 (360 points)
As long as there is a good excuse for the absence from school then you're allowed as many good excused absences from school as needed.

But if you have more than 7 or 10 unexcused absences from school within the school year or in a 6 month period depending on the States laws then the child or teen is Truant and the school will notify the parents and will usually take it to the courts and then the parents and child or teen will face legal action.

If the parents continue to let the child or teen skip school or the teen or child continues to skip school both the child or teen and even the parents can be arrested.

The parents could have to spend 30 to 90 days in jail for the child's truancy depending on the states laws.

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