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Familiar, fresh faces for school board

...and keeping the district out of murky legal waters. Keaton said he would like to learn further about the need for truancy officers and school nurses at each site.With Story back on the board, two new members and board member Brian Holst finishing...
Juneau schools improve district-wide

...doesn't know if the district will be able to hire a truancy officer because of its tight budget. Juneau schools used to employ a truancy officer but the position was cut in recent years because of...
JSD: Cutting truancy officer hasn't affected attendance

...Superintendent Glenn Gelbrich, the average daily attendance rate stayed the same from fiscal year 2012 to 2013, when the truancy officer position was cut from the budget.The report, intended to answer questions posed by the district's budget committee...
Empire Editorial: Time for a new conversation about education

...parenting classes when a student has too many unexcused absences, to legislation requiring districts to employ a truancy officer.Bottom line: Our state's politicians, teachers, school officials and parents need to begin a series of long...
Will Muldoon

...several years to address these issues, adding dropout specialists, a high school qualifying exam teacher, and a truancy officer. Unfortunately, the majority of these positions are already gone. We desperately need them back. The BSA allotment...
A split school is better

...freshmen and sophomore campus was closed, and did have truancy officers on patrol. The junior and senior campus was open, and they also had truancy officers. When I started school the total enrollment was...
My Turn: Modest proposal for our schools

...responsibility for their own success in the educational system. No teachers would be phoning home about absences, no truancy officers would be searching the cemetery for missing students - the students would be responsible for flipping on the TV all...
School cuts spur parents to become lobbyists for funds

...cut $2.1 million from next school year's budget entails laying off 26 teachers, a literacy specialist and the truancy officer, eliminating seven bus routes, changing some schools' starting and ending times and reducing the budget of the...
JSD budget panel favors nurses, paras

...bases is that the volunteers are only around for a year - but those people could fill slots like library assistants, truancy officers, and other specialities the district is considering cutting or has cut. Other members - and even some public - suggested...
JSD to take last look at budget before sending it to Assembly

...year for most grade levels. It includes cuts to special education paraprofessionals, two school nurses, the school truancy officer, second assistant principals at the high schools, the assistant superintendent, custodial and maintenance staff...


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