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Friday, 15 August 2008 02:10

Amador County “Cracking Down On Truancy”

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slide16.pngThe Amador District Attorney, Todd Riebe, announced on Wednesday that Amador County law enforcement is “cracking down on truancy.” The joint effort is with the District Attorney’s Office, Sheriff’s Department, School Attendance Review Board, or SARB, and the Probation Department. According to Superintendent Dick Glock, Amador’s school attendance rate of 92.2% is below the state’s average of 93.2%, which ultimately lowers Average Daily Attendance, or ADA, rates received from the state. “We want the kids to be at school as much as possible,” says Glock. This week, charges were brought against four parents for contributing to the delinquency of a minor, a misdemeanor offense. Combined, the children of these parents missed 279 days last school year while ignoring repeated attempts by the school district and SARB to have their children attend school. Conviction on this charge has a maximum penalty of five years of probation, up to one year in county jail, and up to a 2,500 dollar fine.
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