Gains cited from Albuquerque Public Schools pilot program to combat truancy

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ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico — An Albuquerque Public Schools official says a pilot program aimed at reducing truancy is having success.

The program involves having truancy advisers and social workers contact truant students and their families to work on an intervention plan.

According to Kris Meurer, executive Director of the Student, Family and Community Supports Division, truancy rates dropped by 13 percent for the 23 participating schools.

KOB-TV (http://goo.gl/2xDAfZ ) reports that Meurer made a presentation to the school board Wednesday.

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