ABC Evening News for Friday, Oct 28, 1977
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(Studio) Report on Toledo, Ohio, school system closings due to financial troubles, and students' reactions.
REPORTER: Barbara Walters
(Toledo, Ohio) Observance by students of Black Friday, instead of Halloween, and speeches by students with regard to upcoming tax levy vote cited. [STUDENTS - talk to fellow students with regard to passage of levy.] Funeral march by HS students noted.
REPORTER: Julie Eckhert
(Studio) High truancy rate over nation, and how Miami schools fight problem cited.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner
(Miami, Florida) Report on efforts of 2 Miami schools with highest truancy rates to get children back to class; attendance contests, with prizes, noted. [Junior high school principal Dr. Walter ODEN - cites support for prizes for attendance.] [Douglas Elementary School principal Eursla WELLS - cites support for program.] [MAN - announces winner for day at Brownsville Junior High.] [BOY - describes his and classmates reaction to fellow classmate being absent.] Advantages, to students and schools, of attendance noted.
REPORTER: Bernard Shaw
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