Truancy In your schools has been a monumental problem across the country. When a student is truant, it is not enough just to say "That kid is a handful and he/she just does not care". We must show that child there is a better way. We have to show them the resources that are available to them so they can succeed in school. This starts out with a self evaluation of the student to tell us what they are running from or running to. Once the child sees that there is hope or else I will end up like that felon or that heroin addict if I don't stay in school. We are hoping this will curtail their truant behavior.