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Sussex Schools Adjust to New Truancy Laws


LEWES, Del.- Schools across Sussex County are adjusting to Delaware's new truancy laws.

The laws, passed by the state legislature earlier this year, stipulate that if a student misses twenty school days in the calendar school year without an accepted written notice, they are sent to truancy court. Last year, the total was thirty missed school days.

The Cape Henlopen School District expects its truancy cases to increase this year, due to the law change.

"It's a step in the right direction," said Superintendent Bob Fulton. "I think it's a good idea."

The law change also stipulates that all K-12 students, regardless of age, are subject to discipline in truancy court. In previous years, teenagers 17 and older had the option of not attending.

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