Bryan ISD Truancy Update to Brazos County CommissionersFeatured Stories, News Wednesday, October 16th, 2013
Brazos County Commissioners asked Bryan school district administrators this week what is being done to reduce the number of truancy cases reaching Justice of the Peace courts.
Bryan ISD Human Resources Director Lee Felder was asked what was being done to reduce the more than 250 truancy cases at Bryan High last year. Felder said there is a new principal, more assistant principals, and a better relationship with school resource officers.101513-Comments-from-Lee-Felder.mp3
Executive Director of Human Resources Crystal Goodman says Bryan High had more than half of the truancy cases last year. So far this year, truancy is more of a problem at the alternative high schools and Rudder.101513-Comments-from-Crystal-Goodman.mp3
Goldman told commissioners some the district has also built in some interventions to address truancies and have increased communication with parents and students on the importance of staying in school.101513-More-from-Crystal-Goodman.mp3
The discussion preceded the commission’s decision to eliminate one of the two Justice of the Peace courts in precinct one as of September 30th of next year.
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