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Truancy crisis hits state

Posted: Friday, Oct 4th, 2013

ATASCADERO — California Attorney General Kamala Harris released a report Monday detailing a “truancy crisis” in the state, but Atascadero Unified School District Superintendent Deborah Bowers says that truancy has not been a big problem locally.

According to the Attorney General’s report, millions of children are truant every day in California, costing school districts billions in funding and having a negative impact on pubic safety, but Bowers says that AUSD had a 95 percent attendance rate last year and similar attendance numbers for the past few years. She attributes the good numbers to the diligence taken by school officials when following protocols related to truancy.

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