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Wanted--a Truant Officer

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A movemeut is on f oot to secure an appointment of a truant oflicer in this city to see that the young lads who lay around the streets are brought into the schools to be educated. Superintendent Perry in his annual report says: "Every city or town has its quota of youthful vagrants, loungers and school truants, and Ann Arbor is not an exception to the rule. The duty of caring for these classes devolves upon the school board. The statute gives ampie authority for compelling their attendance at school and explicit directions for executing such a policy. The welfare of the boys and the peace of community unite in asking for such action at the hands of the board. If nothing more were done, than to appoint a "truant officer" to look af ter "insubordinates" and habitual truants," some of these waywardsmightbesaved, and the schools would be protected from certain annoyances to which they have been subject at times. :' At the school meeting, Tuesday evening, Prof. Perry called the attention of the board to the matter and Messrs. Whedon and Sheehan were appointed a committee to conf er with the marshal and to ascertain the cost of a truant officer.


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Ann Arbor Argus