truant officer

noun
a public-school official who investigates unauthorized absences from school.
Also called attendance officer.


Origin:
1870–75, Americanism

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Kids playing hooky and the truant officer gets his comeuppance in the end.
If there was no improvement, the student was referred to the truant officer.
Prior to being elected mayor, he was the city's truant officer for seventeen
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Acting on this information, the coordinator ordered an investigation by the
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