Truancy vs. Chronic Absence

  • TRUANCY

    • COUNTS ONLY UNEXCUSED ABSENCES
    • EMPHASIZES COMPLIANCE WITH SCHOOL RULES
    • RELIES ON LEGAL & ADMINISTRATIVE SOLUTIONS
  • VS.

  • CHRONIC ABSENCE

    • COUNTS ALL ABSENCES: EXCUSED, UNEXCUSED & SUSPENSIONS
    • EMPHASIZES ACADEMIC IMPACT OF MISSED DAYS
    • USES COMMUNITY-BASED, POSITIVE STRATEGIES