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WDKX.com » Blog » RCSD Truancy Blitz
Dec 19th 2013 8:29 am
RCSD Truancy Blitz
by News

Staff and volunteers with the Rochester City School District will spend part of the morning Thursday on another truancy blitz.

They'll be going to door-to-door at the homes of students who are missing a lot of school.

Only two days to go until holiday recess and the city school district says it is very concerned about students who are not attending classes.

There are some kids who have missed more than 50 days of school.

The district is hoping a visit from staff and even the superintendent will help get students to school.

Several times a year, the district heads out to knock on doors and ask questions at the homes of students who miss a lot of school.

The district says more than 2,800 students are on the truancy list, missing 20 or more days, and they want to know why the kids aren't at school.

Reasons sometimes have to do with transportation issues, medical conditions or simply that they just don't want to go.

Rochester has one of the worst graduation rates in the state.

Superintendent Bolgen Vargas has said repeatedly that truancy is a serious problem.

Thursday, they will be out targeting specific homes to try and make a difference and offer support services.