Corpus Christi (Text): The daytime curfew has cut down on the truancy
problem considerably simply because school-aged kids observed wandering the streets or in locations away from school are easily detected, and they have come to know that.
I welcome this opportunity to help students in all states improve their lives through education because the implications of truancy
threaten to cripple our nation," said Ms.
Right now, school administrators, court personnel and elected officials are wading through nearly 100 pages of what was House Bill 2398, but will on September 1 become the state's new truancy
The Government's Education Bill will "put teachers back in control of the classroom so pupils can learn without disruption and teachers have more power to tackle truancy
," Mr Gibb said.
The statistics show a jump in truancy
rates in primary schools, with pupils missing 0.
But persistent absentees also accounted for 53 per cent of all truancy
across primary and secondary schools.
Watch team stopped 1,500 children last year and 593 pounds 60 penalty notices were issued to the culprits' parents.
But ministers have also called for some parents to do more to get their children to school after reporting that half of pupils caught on truancy
sweeps were found with an adult.
The education authority decided it was safer to close all schools in the borough on Thursday because of the dangerous weather conditions, so the truancy
watch officer used his Land Rover 4x4 to make deliveries instead of picking up kids bunking off class.
This year, more than 1,500 children were stopped during truancy
sweeps across Liverpool.
Middlesbrough, which was made the subject of a truancy
blitz last year, Redcar and Cleveland and Hartlepool all reduced truancy
figures for their secondary schools.
Youngsters out of school are more likely to get involved in burglaries, drinking or other trouble, officials said, adding that they are announcing the truancy
sweeps - though without providing a schedule - to warn parents that truants will be cited and ordered to appear in court.
As many as one in three secondary school pupils have skipped class according to a new survey on truancy
across the UK.
One in three secondary school pupils in the UK has skipped class, according to a new survey on truancy
The rule will prevent 16- and 17-year-olds who violate state truancy
laws by missing seven or more classes without an approved excuse from getting their licenses.