Truancy and Chronic Absenteeism
A student is deemed truant when they are absent from school without parental permission unless the student is unable to attend school due to illness or other parent approved reasons.
- If a student is physically or mentally unable to attend school, the parent and/or guardian of the student must notify the school of the student's absence and reason.
- Parents and guardians have 3 days after the student is absent to notify the school of the reason or the absence will be unexcused.
A student is considered chronically absent if they miss 10% or more of enrolled school days.
For more information regarding the policies of truancy, please see any or all of the Nevada Laws below.