Truancy

Definition of Truancy


Minnesota State Statute (120) requires that children attend school from age 7, or upon enrollment in school, until age 18. A student is required to attend school each and every day and every class period. If a student misses a school day, or part of a school day for legitimate reasons, a parent or guardian must notify the school.

For students that are 12 and older, it is primarily the student's responsibility to attend school, and the parent's responsibility to compel their child to attend school.