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Document Number: 2593

A Best Practices Review of Truancy Reduction Efforts - On average, 15,600 students are truant from Wisconsin public schools on any given day. According to this report, school efforts to address truancy are most effective when they include timely action that links the truancy and a resulting negative consequence, early intervention so that truancy does not become a habit and personal contact between parents and school personnel, which enables both to work together on the truancy. (Wisconsin Legislative Audit Bureau Report, August 2000)...

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