City leaders putting the word out, keep your children in school

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ST. LOUIS, MO. (KTVI) – St. Louis City leaders are putting out the word to city residents, to have their children ready for the start of school and to stay in school.  Mayor Francis Slay, St. Louis Public Schools Superintendent Kelvin Adams and Juvenile Court Judge David Mason will host a join press conference on Wednesday, August 7th at 10:00 am in the Mayor’s Office in St. Louis City Hall, to stress the importance of attending school and being ready for the school year.

The St. Louis Public Schools system is plagued at times with high absentee rate, which is defined at missing 18 or more days of schools.

To reinforce the message, juvenile officers from the St. Louis Circuit Court will be going door to door in neighborhoods to meet with parents to tell them, keeping your kids in school reduces the risk of their child having problems in society.  Officers will focus on k through 8 students who have missed 30 or days of school last year.

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