Student Truancy Rate in San Francisco Continues to Decline

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Student Truancy Rate in San Francisco Continues to Decline

President of the San Francisco Board of Education Norman Yee joined District Attorney George Gascon at Philip and Sala Burton Academic High to announce an ongoing decline in student truancy.

This decline is attributed to a successful and ongoing partnership between the District Attorney’s Office and the San Francisco Unified School District. As a result of this partnership San Francisco has seen a reduction in truancy while the statewide rate has increased.

“We want to raise student attendance to the level that puts the DA’s Office out of the business of enforcing truancy,” School Board President Yee said today.