Education

LAUSD superintendent visits homes to highlight attendance initiative

L.A. Unified School District superintendent Austin Beutner speaks with third grader Ricardo Morales (left) and first grader Lilly Morales during a home visit meant to tout the district's newly-expanded attendance push.
L.A. Unified School District superintendent Austin Beutner speaks with third grader Ricardo Morales (left) and first grader Lilly Morales during a home visit meant to tout the district's newly-expanded attendance push.
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A new school year begins in the L.A. Unified School District next week, and superintendent Austin Beutner wants to make sure more students show up for it. Beutner is pushing for increased attendance this year, and the district is putting more resources into their centralized efforts to combat absenteeism.

On Wednesday, Beutner visited the homes of a few LAUSD families to promote the effort.