Municipal & Educational Law

New Definitions For Excused, Unexcused Absences

Standardized language will aid research on student attendance, truancy

, The Connecticut Law Tribune


Regular attendance is an integral part of any student's ability to be successful in school. Truancy is linked to increased risk for school dropout, delinquent behavior and school failure. The importance of regular school attendance and the perils of truancy have long been recognized by Connecticut's lawmakers, as evidenced by the numerous and varied laws enacted impacting school attendance.

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