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Updated: 02/15/2017 08:30:02AM

More watchful eyes needed

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Truancy is an age old problem for school districts across the nation, but Highlands County’s current school district administrations is vamping up its efforts to improve school attendance … especially among high school students.

While following the state truancy laws, the district is trying to find “creative ways to make our parents realize how important school is.” According to Student Services Director Marcia Davis, therein lies a big part of the problem – some “parents don’t think education is important so they just don’t bring their kids to school.”

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