Truancy law lowers number of school days students can miss | News
MT. VERNON, IL (KFVS) - If a child misses several days of school, parents beware. It's now easier for parents to end up in court.
Under new state law, the number of days a student can miss school is now nine days. That is down from 18 days.
The Hamilton-Jefferson Counties Regional Superintendent of Schools Ron Daniel says they will work closely with school officials and local law enforcement to monitor student attendance.
"It's just like a lot of things the amount of kids this will effect, will cause an impact upon school districts and the amount of personnel they have to handle the chronic truants," said Daniel. "We will see chronic truant numbers increase."
The law applies to students ages seven to 17 statewide.
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