State Truancy Laws

State Truancy Laws

Act 138 and Act 39 extensively changed the penalties for truancy from school.  Under these laws, parents are fined up to $300 and required to pay court costs or complete a parenting Education program or perform community service.  The District Judge can also fine students or assign them to an adjudicated alternative program. Driving privileges can be revoked and application for a learner’s permit can be prohibited.