No. If a parent does everything reasonable to get his or her child to attend school but the child still is truant and does not go to school it is not considered neglect. Parents are expected to seek help in order to address the reasons a child is not attending school. In New York it is required that children attend school through the end of the school year when they turn 17 years old. So, if a student turns 17 in December they must attend school through the end of the year in June.