Mayor Newsom Announces New Initiative to Fight Truancy

Mayor Newsom Announces New Initiative to Fight Truancy 01/15/10 – Mayor Newsom today launched the new Truancy Assessment and Referral Center (TARC) to address chronic truancy and close the achievement gap in San Francisco schools. TARC will be a city-wide one stop location allowing police to hand off truant youth to the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) and Community Based Organizations. TARC will assess youth and make the appropriate referrals to reengage them in the academic process.“The 21st century economy demands an educated, prepared workforce,” said Mayor Newsom. “We must rise to this challenge and close the graduation gap that afflicts underprivileged communities in San Francisco.”
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