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NEWS RELEASE #52
January 26, 2006

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE.
WHAT:  APS tackles truancy with door-knocking campaign
WHEN:  January 29 at 10 a.m. news conference followed by door-knocking campaign
WHERE:  Meet at APS Highline B, Building, Room 200, 15701 E. 1st Ave
CONTACT:  Communication Services, 303-344-8060, ext. 28015

TRUANT STUDENTS GET A HOUSE CALL FROM APS SUPERINTENDENT

Truant students can often become drop-out students.  APS Superintendent Barry and his leadership team want to break the cycle of truancy by making personal home visits to students who have not returned to school after the winter break.

These visits are intended to kick-off the newly formed truancy task force that will allow APS staff to aggressively enforce truancy intervention and create additional support for parents and students.
Superintendent Barry will hold a 10 a.m. news conference for local media to answer important questions about the new truancy task force.  The news conference will be held Monday, Jan. 29 at 10 a.m. at APS Highline B, Building, Room 200, 15701 E. 1st Ave. Following the press conference, APS team members will disperse to different areas around the city to start the door-knocking campaign.
Local media is invited to join Superintendent Barry as he reaches out to students and their families, letting them know that Aurora Public Schools cares about their success and is willing to help them achieve their educational goals.  

APS is picking up the pace to achieving its new vision of graduating every student with the choice to go to college without remediation.

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Communication Services

Georgia Durán, Director
303-344-8060, ext. 28015
FAX: 303-326-1939
e-mail: grduran@aps.k12.co.us
http://www.aps.k12.co.us/communications

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