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March 7, 2013
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School district digs into truancy problem

In the halls and classrooms of public schools, “truancy” is a word that carries nefarious connotations — ditching, cutting class, playing hooky.But in the minds of local educators, truancy is often the symptom of something deeper, some personal situation or struggle of the student that's been overlooked, and now threatens the ultimate goal of the Douglas County School District — to graduate students who are ready for college or a career.“Our focus is on why truant students aren't going to school,” said Superintendent Lisa Noonan. “There is usually a reason why they're not in class. Our job is figuring out …

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The Record Courier Updated Mar 8, 2013 08:16PM Published Mar 7, 2013 03:15PM Copyright 2013 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.