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Elle Moxley / KCUR 89.3

It’s crunch time for Missouri school districts trying to reach state-mandated attendance goals.

The phone rings constantly in the attendance office at King Elementary, one of the Kansas City Public Schools where attendance is below the district average.

An out-of-breath Donetta Stuart describes the morning she’s had – and it’s only 9 o’clock. 

“Normally when we miss the bus stop, I take her to the next bus stop, but her daddy didn’t do that. It was crazy. We had a crazy day,” she says.

K.C. Schools Counter Council On Truancy

Mar 22, 2012
Dan Verbeck / KCUR

The Kansas City School District has defined a plan to help reduce school truancy, presenting it to a Regional School Improvement Team.