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Students in both Lincoln and Union parish schools are referred to TASC after five unexcused absences, and a risk assessment is performed for each child — leading to a designation of low, medium or high risk.

An emphasis is placed on determining whether the reason for the child’s absence is criminal or social. Officials said many times a child misses school for reasons beyond the family’s control, such as financial or transportation problems. If a need is determined, TASC can refer the family to local agencies that can provide assistance such as utility assistance or tutoring.

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