truant


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play truant

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to fail to attend on purpose

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one who is absent from school without permission

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someone who shirks duty

absent without permission

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Police hope they will be less likely to have run-ins down the road with the truant teens they encountered on Friday.
Education chiefs are relying on the public to become their eyes and ears as truants find a place to escape the cold weather.
Truants have been blamed for more than half the city centre crime.
I was playing truant for most of the two years before I left school.
By 1871, in anticipation of a state-sponsored compulsory education law, New Haven authorities began to consider creating a truant school to house the habitually absent and, in the superintendent's words, the "roving, idle, mischievous boys out of whom in time come the chief recruits to the criminal classes of society.
Truant continued, "We have developed and are successfully executing a transition plan to consolidate our business operations into one office, as previously announced.
The new study shows around one in three of the pupils who had played truant in the past year said they had taken drugs in the last month, compared with 6% of non-truants.
The survey, conducted by Smart Technologies, a manufacturer of interactive whiteboards for education, found the highest levels of truancy were in Scotland (Glasgow) and Northern Ireland, with 29% of pupils playing truant in Belfast.
If you spot a truant, call Sgt Roger Fildes and Pc Sarah Trevis can be contacted on 01827 718092.
A total of 2,908 pupils (47 per cent) of pupils in the Hodge Hill constituency played truant during the 2002-3 academic year.
Her role is to ensure Middlesbrough Education Authority responds more quickly when a truant has been stopped.
Under the new program, truant students will be judged by their peers.
The schemes include the Bridgend Superchannel which helps 36 youths, including offenders and truants, to develop their information and technology skills, and a performing arts and multimedia project in Cardiff which provides practical training for children who truant or have been excluded from school.
ON an average day up to 50,000 teenage tearaways will be playing truant - skipping school and bringing misery and mayhem to town centres up and down the country.
Truant has served as president and chief operating officer of the Company since July, 2002 and was senior vice president/chief marketing officer from April, 1998.