State law requires the regular school attendance of a child of school age. The parent or guardian is responsible by law for making sure that the child attends school regularly.
Why must my child go to school regularly?
• Having a good education will help to give your child the best possible start in life.
• Attending school every day makes learning easier for your child. If a student misses basic skills in the early years of school, they may have problems later on. If a child is absent for even one class period, they will have missed out on integral learning opportunities and may feel behind once they return.
• Employers will want to be sure that the people they are employing are reliable. So children who have not attended school regularly have less chance of getting a good job.
• Young people who are absent from school for no good reason are at risk of crime or abuse. They may also be drawn into anti-social or criminal behavior.