➡ From Child Welfare Information Gateway
PA: School districts prepare for stricter truancy law
Standard-Speaker – August 28, 2017
Students who miss three days of public school without an excuse might be sent to a program designed to improve their attendance, according to new Pennsylvania law. Under the law, parents could pay fines up to $750 – or spend three days in jail – if their children miss six or more school days without an excuse, but punishing parents or putting children into foster care because of truancy is a last resort.