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On Sat, 19 Apr 1997, sidnie miller wrote:
> 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!