District Sets Up Truancy Hot Line

The Los Angeles Unified School District has set up a toll-free hot line aimed at reducing the number of students who skip school.

Adults may report the location of students not in school by calling (800) 865-2873, attendance counselor Nathana Schooler said. A truant officer will respond.

Schooler said the hot line is also staffed by workers who speak languages other than English. In addition to taking reports, they provide information about schools, including year-round schedules and clinics where children can get required immunizations.

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