by Sheila Gardner

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March 19, 2013
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Facing the music when truancies pile up

Being called before the Douglas County School District truancy board can be intimidating, but board members hope the result is getting students back in class. The board is mandated by state law, and meets once a month, or more often if necessary. Parents and their children are summoned after a child has four or more unexcused absences. Members include representatives from the school district, district attorney’s office, sheriff’s office, juvenile probation office, and Tahoe Youth and Family Services. Member Cheyanne Lane, outreach coordinator for Tahoe Youth and Family Services, said the board’s purpose is to get to the root of …

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The Record Courier Updated May 23, 2013 08:38PM Published Mar 20, 2013 03:39PM Copyright 2013 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.