Bernadette Wiggins, Truancy Supervisor
|John Clay||High School (9th)||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Byron Gettis||High School (10th)||email@example.com|
|Temekia Coleman||High School (11th & 12th)||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|DeMario Weeden||8th Grade Academy
ESSC 6th thru 8th grades
Huffman all grades
|Pam Bryant||Oliver Parks 6th Grade
Lalumier 2nd and 3rd grades
Penniman all grades
|Gloria Ware||7th Grade Academy
Maplewood all grades
Lalumier K thru 1st grades
|Demetrius Combs||7th Grade Academy
E. Morris all grades
ESSC K thru 5th grades
Bold = Home Office
What is Truancy?
A truant is defined as a child subject to compulsory school attendance and who is absent without valid cause from such attendance for a school day or portion of the day.
STEPS TAKEN TO IMPROVE ATTENDANCE
- A three day letter from your child's school documenting unexcused absences.
- Home visits / Office visits
- A six day letter from the superintendent requiring you to meet with the Local Truancy Review Board for a corrective action plan.
- A nine day letter from the R.O.E. requiring guardian to appear at Regional Office of Education for a hearing.
MUST ATTEND HEARING TO AVOID COURT FINES!!!
Truancy often is a symptom of more serious problems. Enforcing truancy rules starts the intervention process that can assist families in crisis.
CHILDREN MAY BE DEALING WITH:
|-Peer Pressure||-Separation/Divorce in Family|
|-Abuse/Neglect||-Drugs/Alcohol Abuse by Student/Parent|
|-Moving Repeatedly||-Negative Social Interactions|
|-Low Self Esteem||-Lack of Academic Skills|
|-Lack of Friends||-Financial Problems|