The Lawrence school board on Monday approved two legal agreements: one that launches a partnership for a truancy prevention program, and another that establishes a partnership for a third party to facilitate some restorative justice agreements.
Before the Lawrence school district partners with local agencies on a truancy prevention program, school board members want to know how a flyer that portrays a Black student as a program participant nearly made it to print.
The Lawrence school district is partnering with county agencies and the DA’s office to hopefully prevent students from being introduced to the criminal legal system for missing too much school.
Chronic absenteeism has increased in Lawrence Public Schools since the first quarter, data in recent district reports shows; meanwhile, increased behavior incidents in middle schools need tailored approaches, administrators say.
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