ANAHEIM (CBS) — Call it a last-ditch effort to tackle truancy in Orange County.
Two Anaheim schools have become the first in California to adopt GPS tracking to prevent students from cutting class.READ MORE: Bus Driver Shortage Causes Metro To Slash Service Citywide
KNX 1070’s Mike Landa reports on the new voluntary program at Dale and South Middle Schools.READ MORE: Police Make Arrest In November 'Fake Cop Robbery' In Hancock Park
Students with at least four unexcused absences will be given a handheld device with a GPS signal to verify their location, which officials hope will cut down on truancies.
Anaheim School District Director of Safe Schools Rick Martens says participating students would be required to check in electronically five times a day by entering a text message.MORE NEWS: Firefighters Rescue Person Trapped In Vehicle Following Collision In North Hollywood
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