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Truancy and School Attendance

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This section of PALawHelp.org has information and resources about Truancy and School Attendance issues in Pennsylvania.

  • Truancy: Truancy Law Fact Sheet

    This fact sheet from the Education Law Center explains Pennsylvania's new truancy law, effective for the 2017-2018 school year, focusing on the rights of families and obligations and roles of schools; courts; and Children and Youth Agencies. Content Detail

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    Education Law Center - Pennsylvania
  • Truancy and School Attendence in Pennsylvania

    Information from the Education Law Center - Pennsylvania on basic law regarding school attendance and truancy in Pennsylvania. [PDF] Content Detail

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    Education Law Center - Pennsylvania
  • School Attendance and Truancy

    Information on compulsory school attendance from the Erie County Bar Association Content Detail

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    Erie County Bar Association
  • Truancy Prevention Programs - Philadelphia

    Information from the Department of Human Services of the City of Philadelphia regarding Truancy Prevention programs overseen by the DHS’ office of Truancy and Delinquency Prevention. Content Detail

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    Department of Human Services of the City of Philadelphia
  • Pennsylvania School Attendance Improvement and Truancy Reduction Toolkit

    The Pennsylvania School Attendance Improvement and Truancy Reduction Toolkit is designed to provide resources and strategies for educators, child welfare professionals and court personnel to effectively address truancy in their local community. The toolkit is web-based in order to enable for updates and changes in the future as required by any changes in the School Code. Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Department of Education