Ads aim to reduce Maryland system's truancy rates

08/28/2008 | Washington Post, The

Leaders of Prince George's County school system hope that a series of print, radio and television ads will have a motivating effect on the 6,000 students who make a habit of missing class. The campaign urges adults to call police if they see school-aged kids who aren't in class. While most truants will be brought back to school, chronic offenders may be subject to harsher countermeasures, one school board member said.

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