Tuesday, May 13, 2014

In the News: Truancy sweep results in 25 citations

BARSTOW • A multi-agency truancy sweep resulted 25 citations and no arrests last week, police said.

The citations were issued to Barstow Unified School District parents or guardians during the sweep on Friday for violating the California Education Code, according to the Barstow Police Department.

The BPD and BUSD were assisted by the San Bernardino County Sheriff ’s Department, San Bernardino County Probation Department and San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office. Police say the truancy sweep was part of a series of sweeps conducted during the school year to locate students who are refusing or failing to attend school. A school counselor and the district’s nursing staff participated to assist with problems students or parents may be encountering that would affect their attendance at school.

The participating agencies visited 49 homes within the BUSD coverage area; 25 parents or guardians were contacted and 10 students were contacted during the sweep.

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