New Truancy Rules at Wyoming Valley West

By Jayne Ann Bugda |, Sharon Gaeta

Published 08/25 2014 06:35PM

Updated 08/25 2014 09:08PM

Plymouth, Luzerne County- A Luzerne County School District is cracking down on absentee students.

Wyoming Valley West School District has implemented a new attendance and truancy policy for this school year.

After a students third unexcused absence the district will send a legal notice to their guardian.

If the problem continues to a fourth and fifth unlawful absence, a citation will be issued to the family to appear in front of a magistrate.

Superintendent Charles Suppon says it's a step needed to keep students in the classroom. 

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