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260A.02 Definitions.

Subdivision 1. Scope. The definitions in this section apply to this chapter.

Subd. 2. Board. "Board" means a school attendance review board created under section 260A.05.

Subd. 3. Continuing truant. "Continuing truant" means a child who is subject to the compulsory instruction requirements of section 120.101 and is absent from instruction in a school, as defined in section 120.05, without valid excuse within a single school year for:

(1) three days if the child is in elementary school; or

(2) three or more class periods on three days if the child is in middle school, junior high school, or high school.

Nothing in this section shall prevent a school district from notifying a truant child's parent or legal guardian of the child's truancy or otherwise addressing a child's attendance problems prior to the child becoming a continuing truant.

HIST: 1995 c 226 art 3 s 38; 1Sp1995 c 3 art 16 s 13; 1Sp1997 c 4 art 2 s 41

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