Santa Fe students miss too much school

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SANTA FE (KRQE) – Too many kids are missing school in Santa Fe and now school officials are getting cops and courts involved to change that.

According to the Santa Fe New Mexican, the city has one of the highest truancy rates in the state with one-third of high school students missing at least 10 days of school each year.

Now a new plan recently presented to the school board will have school officials calling parents and sending home letters when a student misses three days of school.

Student will be barred from extracurricular activities if they continue to skip school.

Five unexcused absences calls for a teacher-parent meeting with a juvenile probation officer.

After 10 misses, students will have to go to truancy court. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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