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Aurora Schools Chief Goes Door-To-Door For Truants

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Aurora Public Schools Superintendent John Barry going door-to-door on Tuesday (credit: CBS)

Aurora Public Schools Superintendent John Barry going door-to-door on Tuesday (credit: CBS)

AURORA, Colo. (CBS4/AP) – Students cutting school in Aurora might get a chance to meet their superintendent.

Schools chief is joining staff members going door-to-door on Tuesday to reach students who are chronically truant.

The school district says the aim is to invite those students back to school.

There’s proof it works. Last year 60 percent of Aurora schools reported no habitual truants or showed some decrease compared to the previous year. Across the district a total of 450 fewer students were classified as habitually truant.

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