Battling Truancy in Duluth Area Schools
Posted at: 09/27/2012 10:41 PM
| Updated at: 09/27/2012 10:51 PM
By: Alan Hoglund
For some kids getting good grades and taking tests can be tough, but many have trouble showing up to class at all.
This month, Lutheran Social Services and the Youth Intervention and Prevention Association are highlighting the importance of reaching truant kids early.
Mary Roe, the Truancy Action Project Director tells Eyewitness News the earlier they identify why kids are missing class, the easier it is to fix the problem.
Roe said “we've worked with families that were homeless. We've worked with issues where there was a health issue, or drug addiction.”
Roe said for some kids, fixing the problem can be as easy as helping them get to school.