Whole communities suffer when students are not in school. Truant
students are at risk for poor academic performance, involvement
with gangs, teen pregnancy, alcohol and illegal drug use and
criminal behavior. Truancy increases the likelihood that students will
drop out of school and high school dropouts are more likely to be
unemployed, earn less money than high school and college
graduates, receive public assistance and serve time in prison.
Safe Schools/Healthy Students is working with a coalition of
community and school partners to identify the reasons behind
chronic school absences and truant behavior in our community and
to begin forging solutions.
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Contact Jenna Easton, Safe Schools/Healthy Students Project
Leader to join our group of partners and community
members working on awareness & prevention.
Click on the image to link to
a pdf copy of our Truancy
Prevention Toolkit - revised
and updated for Truancy
Prevention Month 2012.