Truant Students Speak Out

Nine students considered chronically truant spoke Tuesday before the education committee. They explained in detail the reasons behind their frequent class skipping routine.

The students were helping the Rockford Schools Administration understand and hopefully prevent truancy in the future.

The students expressed that deep down they want to attend class but things like laziness and peer pressure in the way. If parents and teachers work together, administrators feel students will be more likely to not skip.

Superintendent Dr. Dennis Thompson says the meeting will help revise school policy, but action is most important.

The district’s disciplinary code will be reviewed shortly and brought up again in next month’s meeting.