Truancy program showing positive results at Lafayette Schools

The truancy program within the Lafayette School Corporation is having success despite some schools reporting more referrals.

Posted: Jul 22, 2019 10:47 PM
Updated: Jul 22, 2019 10:50 PM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Lafayette School Corporation's truancy program is having success despite some schools reporting more referrals.

Jeff High School experienced around a 20 percent decrease in truancy cases.

Meanwhile, Miami Elementary and Murdock saw a slight increase.

Dr. Alicia Clevenger said teachers and administrators will send home letters and even make home visits.

This is to make sure families are aware of the state laws for truancy.

She said it's great to see overall improvement.

"We're having success," said the Assistant Superintendent of Elementary Curriculum, Dr. Alicia Clevenger. "The amount of referrals did go up this year compared to 17-18, but the success rate is increasing."

Tippecanoe Schools had 39 referrals for truancy, while West Lafayette Schools reported four.

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