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Attendance and Truancy Issues

What is Chronic Absenteeism? Chronic Absenteeism is missing so much school for any reason that a student is academically at risk.  Chronic Absence is defined as missing 10% or more of school for any reason.



What is Truancy? Any student who is absent from school without a valid excuse three full days, or tardy or absent for more than any 30 minute period during the school day without a valid excuse on three occasions in one school year, or any combination thereof (Ed Code 48260 (a))