St. Louis County Attorney’s Office hosts a conversation to stem truancy

Representatives from the St. Louis County Attorney’s Office, Lutheran Social Services, Men as Peacemakers, Duluth Police Department, local schools and others who support our youth will participate in a breakfast conversation next Tuesday in the Viking Room at the Radisson in Duluth.

St. Louis County Attorney Mark Rubin’s office is hosting the event with Sixth Judicial District Judge Eric Hylden and the Student Attendance Review Board (SARB) taking part.

SARB is a collaboration between the south St. Louis County middle and high schools, St. Louis County Attorney’s Office, St. Louis County Public Health and Human Services, Lutheran Social Services, Arrowhead Regional Corrections, Men as Peacemakers, Duluth Police Department, Sixth Judicial District Courts and local service providers.

The goal of SARB is to work with area schools to identify kids who have school attendance issues, to intervene at an early stage to identify the reasons for the truancy problems and to engage the student and family in services and supports to promote academic success.

“Improving attendance and reducing chronic absences continues to take commitment, collaboration and a tailored approach to the particular strengths and challenges of each child, each school and community,” said Rubin (right). “The breakfast will continue the conversation, build on our collaborations and work towards strengthening the services we can provide to the kids, their families and our schools.”

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