Truancy Enforcement

When local leaders say keeping kids in class and turning around Rockford's truancy problem is a team effort, they means financially too. The city, Winnebago county, and District 205 will split the cost for truancy enforcement efforts. This is expected to total about 175-thousand dollars. Aldermen already approved truancy guidelines, which include fines for kids and their parents, if caught skipping school. The funding plan will likely go before the full council next week.