• Education Code 48260 definition: Any pupil who is absent from school without valid excuse three (3) full days in one (1) school year or tardy or absent for more than 30-minute period during the school day without a valid excuse on three occasions in one school year, or any combination thereof, is a truant and shall be reported to the attendance supervisor. SART contract will be issued.
    • EC Section 48262: Any pupil is deemed a habitual truant who has been reported as a truant three or more times per school year …
    • Habitual truancy can result in a Saturday school, suspension, attendance contact, or other consequence seen appropriate by administration.  In addition, due to a variety of situations and circumstances this may be dealt with on a case by case basis. 
Last Modified on August 12, 2010