29 Jun 2022

Schools tackle truancy through knocking on doors

From Morning Report, 8:10 am on 29 June 2022

Schools in Northland and Auckland are tackling truancy by hiring people to knock on doors and talk directly to families.

Principals say they want to support parents and caregivers to get their children to class every day.

The government has boosted funding for attendance initiatives by millions of dollars and wants at least 70 percent of children attending school regularly by 2024.

Here's RNZ's education correspondent, John Gerritsen.