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Just the Facts on Truancy
Let's End Truancy (LET) - Kids at School

In San Bernardino County, there were 67,003 truant students in the 2011-12 school year.


More than $1 billion is spent annually on the juvenile justice system by state and local agencies.

Let's End Truancy (LET) - Power of a Degree

First grade students with 9 or more total absences are two times more likely to drop out of high school than their peers who attend school regularly

53% of surveyed cities that have imposed daytime curfew laws credit the new laws for a decrease in juvenile crime.

Truancy rates are as high as 30% in some cities.

High school dropouts are 2 ½ time more likely to be on welfare than high school graduates.



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It is the mission of the San Bernardino County District Attorney's Office to represent the interests of the people in the criminal justice system, as mandated by California State law. The San Bernardino County District Attorney's Office serves the residents of San Bernardino County by: seeking the truth, protecting the innocent; holding the guilty accountable; preserving the dignity of victims and their families; and, ensuring that justice is done while always maintaining the highest ethical standards.

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