What Happens When You Get a Truancy Ticket?

When a child receives a truancy ticket it can require the child and the child's parent to appear before the principal or possibly be referred to law enforcement, causing the child and the parent to appear in court.

Another result of receiving a truancy ticket can be that the school develops an intervention plan for the child to try to keep the child in school. The court may order the parent to attend parenting classes or to attend school with the child. The court can also order the child to attend school. The ticket can result in fines of up to $250 plus court fees.