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St. Charles Considering Truancy Court To Combat Absentee Problem

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ST. CHARLES, Mo. (KMOX) - St. Charles City is faced with a growing problem of truancy. The problem now has the attention of the St. Charles County Prosecutor and County Executive.

County Executie Steve Ehlmann says kids now showing up are a drag on the whole community.

“It used to be if you were truant, if you missed school, if you played hooky, it hurt you,” Ehlman explains. “Now, it not only hurts you, it hurts your school, it hurts your school district, it hurts the property owners in that school district,”

Ehlmannn says the county prosecutor is considering creating a truancy court in which parents of absent kids could face court summons and fines.

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