The Los Angeles Unified School District has set up a toll-free hot line aimed at reducing the number of students who skip class.
The number is (800) 865-2873, by which adults may report the location of students not in school, attendance counselor Nathana Schooler said. A truant officer will respond.
Schooler said the hot line is also staffed by workers who speak Spanish and other foreign languages. In addition to taking reports, they provide information about schools, including year-round schedules and clinics where children can get immunizations required by public schools.
In the Southeast area, Los Angeles Unified serves South Gate, Huntington Park, Maywood, Bell and Cudahy.