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Published August 22, 2011, 07:11 PM

Minnesota schools will have to support truancy programs

Moorhead, MN (WDAY TV) - With budget cuts, Minnesota Schools are now being asked to put forth its own money for the Truancy Intervention Program. Around since 1998, the program has decreased truancies by 60%.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

With budget cuts, Minnesota Schools are now being asked to put forth its own money for the Truancy Intervention Program. Around since 1998, the program has decreased truancies by 60%.

Unlike in the past, school districts are now being asked to pay for part of the program. Moorhead's share is about $30,000. The superintendent will ask for approval to spend the money at tonight's school board meeting.

Lynne Kovash – Moorhead Superintendent: “We know that when students are in school, academics increase, I mean that's been shown nationwide so that's very important. The county believes it's very important because they've put funding towards it.”

The County's social services department is contributing $32,000 this year.

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