Every child, every seat, every day. That's the title of a new initiative at the Battle Creek Public Schools to combat truancy among all grades.

Rebecca Bolden, attendance and truancy interventionist at BCPS, tells WBCK the issue can affect all grades, not just older students, as one might suspect. She says it is as much an issue of the demands on parents as anything, as some of them are facing various challenges that affect their children's tardiness or attendance.

Hear how the district is working to correct the problem by clicking the player below.

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