Truancy and Chronic Absenteeism

  • Truancy

    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.

     

    Chronic Absenteeism

    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.

    NRS 392.130 Deemed Truant

    NRS 392.140 Habitual Truant

    NRS 392.148 Admin Sanctions

    NRS 392.149 Citations