Sentence Examples

  • 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.
  • Some communities have authorized the police to patrol neighborhoods where truant youth are likely to spend the school hours.
  • The average age of truant students is 15 years, but some children begin skipping school as young as 10.
  • By analyzing the reasons students are truant, the school administration may be able to correct or improve the problem and reduce truancy.
  • As of 2004, no national database existed to define the number children who are truant, partly because there is no uniform definition of truancy.