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Buffalo Public Schools are rushing to look at internal data - data on issues like attendance - to see if it is accurate.

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Two-thirds of students in Buffalo Public Schools have problems showing up to class every day. That is according to data released at a Buffalo School Board committee meeting Wednesday.


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The Buffalo School Board is taking a hard look at all of the programs outside of the brick and mortar classrooms intended to help students do better in academic achievement.

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Buffalo Public School principals and teachers are going to be notified they have to take classroom attendance, once the memo completes its path through the City Hall bureaucracy.

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Buffalo Public Schools parents are being urged to make sure they send their children to school.  Calls were made from the United Way headquarters on Delaware Avenue Monday where a phone bank was set up. 

Peter Jankowski, a city school attendance teacher, was calling the homes of students with some of the highest absentee rates. 

Classes start September 5 in the Buffalo public schools and district officials are hoping for packed classrooms from day one.

Poor student attendance has been blamed for the district's failing graduation rate.

Starting today, volunteers will be using a phone bank in United Way headquarters on Delaware Avenue to call the homes of students with track records of not showing up.

They will also look to impress upon parents the importance of better attendance, including in kindergarten which is generally not well attended in Buffalo schools.