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Budget cuts threaten anti-truancy program

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Posted: Apr 20, 2010 7:42 AM by Andrea Fontenot
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: budget, cuts, District Attorney, Hillar Moore, truancy, school, parents, program

District Attorney Hillar Moore says state budget cuts are threatening an anti-truancy program in Baton Rouge.

Moore says the yearlong effort between his office and the East Baton Rouge Parish school system appears to be working.

The campaign includes automated phone calls with Moore's voice to families with children not in
school.

Also, there have been more than 60 meetings this year with families of thousands of children who were absent five days or more.

Prosecution of parents is also possible under the program.

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