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Rochester schools tackle truancy with door-to-door blitz

Rochester schools tackle truancy with door-to-door blitz

Rochester, NY -- The Rochester City School District is working to get frequently absent students back into class.

Staff waged a so-called "truancy blitz" Thursday morning -- visiting area homes to find out what's wrong.

District spokesman Chip Partner says some families have moved away without notifying the district, but some parents have other issues -- for example, concerns about a child's ability to understand English, or worries that a child won't get his or her prescriptions.

Partner says school nurses are prepared to assist children with conditions such as asthma. Families with more complex issues can be steered to other social services.

 

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