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Anti-truancy program expanded in L.A.

January 23, 2008 12:00:00 AM PST
The L.A. Unified School District is expanding an anti-truancy program for city schools.L.A. City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo announced the change during a news conference at Sheridan Street School. The program is called Operation Bright Future.

Right now it's being used at 30 middle schools. Delgadillo says it's being expanded to include 16 elementary schools.

Under the program, specialists are assigned to work with school administrators to prevent truancy through education and intervention.