How to use Truant in a sentence
Provision is made for truant, dependent, neglected and delinquent children.
Since 1850 truant and compulsory attendance laws (the first compulsory education law was passed in 1642) have been enforced in conjunction with laws against child labour.
He was not remarkable at school for application to his studies, though his wonderful memory enabled him to make good progress in them; he frequently played truant and was whipped for it, robbed orchards, and indulged in other questionable schoolboy freaks; nor did he always come out of his scrapes with honour and a character for truthfulness.
The average age of truant students is 15 years, but some children begin skipping school as young as 10.
Some districts consider children truant only if they miss a half or full day of school, while others consider missing a single scheduled class period as truancy.Advertisement
School attendance is compulsory between the ages of eight and fourteen, and is enforced by truant officers.
Some communities have authorized the police to patrol neighborhoods where truant youth are likely to spend the school hours.
Some kids play truant in order to spend time with friends in their home area.
Some were often truant from school, and others had been in trouble with the local Police.
Youths who are habitually truant may need school counseling.Advertisement
Boys and girls are equally likely to be truant.
There are many reasons why children become truant.
The first percentage given is for truant children.
Question number 7. Do you think that parents should be held responsible for ensuring that their children do not truant from school?
A truant officer will be assigned to each family in order to work with them to improve their child 's attendance at school.Advertisement
Parents found to be with their truant child, are quizzed over their child 's absence from school.
Angry that a million children played truant last year - over 200,000 more than in 1997.
Around 40% of these children play truant from school in order to work.
The public school system includes common, high and normal schools, and various evening, industrial and truant schools.
Ten per cent of young people admitted to playing truant to go to paid work.Advertisement
Miami, Florida, reported that over 70 percent of 13- to 16-year-olds prosecuted for crimes were truant.
By analyzing the reasons students are truant, the school administration may be able to correct or improve the problem and reduce truancy.
Noise at all hours, kids playing truant & stealing motorbikes which they rode dangerously.
Truant girls are more likely to become pregnant and drop out of school.
The law recognized that a child should not be treated like a mature malefactor, and provided that there should be no criminal procedure, that the child should not be imprisoned or prosecuted, that his interests should be protected by a probation officer, that he should be discharged unless found dependent, delinquent or truant, and in such case that he should be turned over to the care of an approved individual or charitable society.Advertisement
As of 2004, no national database existed to define the number children who are truant, partly because there is no uniform definition of truancy.