Ill. Schools Working to Fight Truancy

ANGELA PASCOPELLA's picture
Monday, October 1, 2012

It's a simple question, yet it's one Tricia Keith finds herself dealing with every day as a part of her job.

Why are kids missing school? She often hears a variety of answers, borne of complicated circumstances, which means she has many strategies for finding solutions.

Keith, the truant officer and homeless coordinator for the Vermilion County Regional Office of Education, works with school officials to get kids in school. They provide city bus passes for kids in Danville, in case they miss the school bus and don't have another way to get there.

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