ALBANY, NY (WIVB) - A new state-wide campaign is aimed to stopping children from skipping school. It is called "Every Student Present."
According to Governor Cuomo's office, a website has been created with resources for schools. It has ways to identify chronic absenteeism and ideas to help keep students coming to class.
The site also has data to educate parents about the negative impact skipping school.
To check it out click here.
Buffalo's schools have improved their attendance record and launched a portal on their website where parents can check their child's attendance record. You can check out that link here.
Also, Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown recently read a proclamation at the Waterfront School recognizing September as "Attendance Awareness month."
The city earmarked $200,000 for the district to hire additional attendance teachers. There are now 12 in the Buffalo Public School district.
Also, money was spent on new stickers, bookmarks and posters that say "Hey Buffalo! Attendance Counts."
Buffalo Police have arrested 26-year-old Nicholas Finnegan of South Buffalo and charged him with pushing Russ Ross to his death.
Police say there were 32 burglaries, 20 in Albion, five in Medina, four in Oakfield and three in the City of Lockport.
A seven-year-old Buffalo girl got dropped off more than three miles away from the bus stop where her mother was waiting for her on Wednesday.
Police, FBI agents and a bomb squad all showed up on a quiet residential street in North Buffalo overnight.
The Niagara County Sheriff's is on the scene of a suspected meth lab in Cambria.
Authorities say they're investigating the deaths of two inmates at New York's maximum-security Attica Correctional Facility.