EBR parents ticketed for truancy

Parish takes on aggressive campaign to keep kids in school

Monday, January 4, 2010 - 4:58pm

If your child misses more than 5 days of school without an excuse, Parish officials say, you'll be hearing from them.

The crackdown on truancy in Baton Rouge officially started last week.

The district attorney's office issued 3 tickets to parents whose children missed several weeks of class during the first half of the school year.

And officials say dozens more are ready to be sent out.

Parents are given a court date and are told to put their child back in school.