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September 11, 2008

9% of state students habitually truant

Dani McClain:

More than 9% of Wisconsin's students had at least five unexcused absences a semester in the 2006-'07 school year, according to a report released today by the state Legislative Audit Bureau.

The report, a statewide review of best practices in public school districts' truancy reduction efforts, also found that nearly half of all Milwaukee Public Schools students, 46%, are habitually truant. The district has worked with the Milwaukee Police Department since 1993 to operate the Truancy Abatement and Burglary Suppression program.

470K PDF Report

Posted by Jim Zellmer at September 11, 2008 2:45 AM
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