The goal is to get chronically absent students back in classroom
The Taft Union High School District and Kern County Sheriff's conducted a truancy sweep in the Taft area on Wednesday.
"The goal of the sweep was to engage students who have a consistent history of absences and late arrivals to school," the school said in a statement released late Wednesday.
Sheriff's Sgt. Kevin George said officers got several students out of the house and back to school.
"At least 10 contacts were made and several kids were taken to school," George told the Taft Midway Driller. "No citations were issued to anyone during this sweep. During some contacts students were confirmed to be absent but out sick but the parents had not made the proper notification."
More action is coming, the school said.
"The truancy sweep is the first of several interventions the District plans to implement to assist students with improving their school attendance," the TUHSD said in a written statement. "As an education community, our promise is ensuring our students receive a high quality education that will help them succeed in the future—consistent attendance is one of the most essential parts of this promise to our community."