Outgoing Aurora superintendent knocks on doors to stop truancy

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Aurora superintendent John Barry

AURORA — More than 400 students, who have been termed truant, have been returned to classrooms because of the hard work of the superintendent’s Truancy Team.

“These people are determined to see kids graduate from high school,” said Aurora Superintendent John Barry. “This is the seventh year we have been knocking on doors, encouraging young people to return to school, to help them better their lives.”

At several Aurora homes, Barry and his team knocked on doors, talked with parents, and asked them to keep making sure their kids go to school.

Neither dogs barking nor having to use a ‘second language’ could keep the message from coming home: Go to class, improve your future, and expand your horizon.