Truancy Rises At Longview School

After naming a new superintendent this past week, Longview High School may put truancy on the top of the to-do list.  Numbers from a Longview justice of the peace office show that as of March, truancy cases at Longview High School surpassed an all-time high.  There were more than 700 cases in this school year, costing the district around $70,000 in state funds. That --compared with more than 300 cases in the 2005-2006 school year.  State law states that a student is truant upon having 10 unexcused absences in a school year.

Bob Hallmark, Reporting.