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School board set to endorse truancy ordinance

The Evanston Township High School board holds an unusual noon meeting today at which it’s scheduled to vote to endorse a proposed city ordinance that would subject students and their parents to fines if the student was declared a chronic truant by school officials.

The Evanston Township High School board holds an unusual noon meeting today at which it’s scheduled to vote to endorse a proposed city ordinance that would subject students and their parents to fines if the student was declared a chronic truant by school officials.

The ordinance, which has been under discussion for over a year, has drawn complaints from some residents concerned about involving police in school attendance issues and the possibility that it would leave the students with a criminal record.

Details of the ordinance are available in the board meeting packet.

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