Unfortunately, some students, for whatever reason, fall through the cracks and begin a spiral downfall that ultimately leads to dropping out of school. There is a tremendous ripple effect that impacts a community many years later when a child becomes truant and drops out of school.
- The truant misses an opportunity to get a quality education to better him or herself.
- The school district loses revenue each time a child misses instruction. Dollars that would have otherwise been spent on children in schools in the Fort Worth Independent School District.
- Truants who have nothing better to do tend to break the law and become a problem for neighborhoods and law enforcement.
- Companies base their decisions to locate in certain areas based on the number of college graduates.