Truancy

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HtownVicious
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Truancy

Postby HtownVicious » Tue Aug 13, 2013 4:40 am

Hi everyone, while I was in a public high school i missed a three days of class and forgot to turn in a note to the registrar's office (I was a freshman and only 14 years old at the time.) I went to the county court and participated in a choices and consequences class for 4 weeks in the summer, and I never plead guilty, I just plead no contest. Basically, in exchange for the classes and a fee of 90$ to the court, it was all expunged. I wasn't skipping class actively, I just forgot to turn in notes which resulted in 3 "unexcused absences" with my school. No other disciplinary actions were taken, I wasn't sent to an alternative school, wasn't delayed for graduation, pretty much nothing.


What i'm asking is, I should mention this on my law school applications right? truancy is a class C misdemeanor and most applications ask for a record of any violations with the law, so naturally this should be added in correct?

Also, what does this do for my chances of acceptance at T-14?


EDIT: i also transferred schools shortly after that, so besides one or two speeding tickets, nothing else is on my record.

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Re: Truancy

Postby guano » Tue Aug 13, 2013 6:49 am

Disclose it. No one will care

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Re: Truancy

Postby JamMasterJ » Tue Aug 13, 2013 9:16 am

guano wrote:Disclose it. No one will care

yup

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HtownVicious
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Re: Truancy

Postby HtownVicious » Tue Aug 13, 2013 3:36 pm

Thanks yall! :)

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Re: Truancy

Postby xylocarp » Tue Aug 13, 2013 5:40 pm

Wow, I can't believe they actually charged you for missing three days. I remember one quarter in high school I had 58 (individual class) absences, and it was never a big deal to anyone as long as I got the work done and got good grades. Crazy.

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Re: Truancy

Postby HtownVicious » Tue Aug 13, 2013 6:09 pm

Yeah, I went to a pretty well known (at least in Texas) , academically rigorous high school for the first two years, and they were really serious about their shit.

My second high school was way more laid back, and they were just like yours. Absences don't matter as long as you're getting the work done and have good academic standing.




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