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Re: truancy

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sidnie miller (sidmill)
Sat, 19 Apr 97 16:21:44 PDT


I'm totally amazed at your post. I can't imagine an administration
that doesn't care about truancy--don't they receive state funding
based on average daily attendance. That is the case in Nev. and
believe me, truancy is a big deal. Principles even go out searching
homes for skippers. Senioritis is a well-known disease and
frankly I don't think you can do anything about it. Having a senior
myself, I find that they must be finished learning because they
KNOW EVERYTHING!! I think you (all teachers since this
must be a concern for everyone) should rally support in the
community and talk to school board members to get some
action. Perhaps you should activate friends of yours in the
community who are not teachers to be the movers and shakers
on this since there may be repercussions for you when you work
under the superintendant. We used to have a principal who
blamed everthing on the teachers --"what are you doing in your
classroom that these students would rather fight than listen to
your lecture, etc." Basicially he couldn't deal with the problem
students so he forced them back on the classroom teachers.
Good luck!