Fayette ready to battle truancy

There are 11 comments on the Oct 13, 2012, www.register-herald.com story titled Fayette ready to battle truancy . In it, www.register-herald.com reports that:

A new program aimed at combating Fayette County's truancy problem will create a Community Truancy Board at Oak Hill High School this year, where 603 of 981 students last year were considered habitual truants.

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Since: Jan 08

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#1 Nov 5, 2012
they should be punished by having to clean the streets every Saturday for a year and not allowed to attend any school functions.

“I pity the fool...”

Since: May 10

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#2 Nov 5, 2012
That is way over 2/3 rds of the school..something must be wrong..I mean shit they dont have that rate elsewhere..
WV

Charleston, WV

#3 Nov 5, 2012
Get them now if not criminals in the near future.
Mommie of 2

Summersville, WV

#4 Nov 5, 2012
I have always sent my kids to school , but when my daughter was in 4th grade they wanted to put me in jail because she had missed one to many day ...she had been sick alot and they only allow 5 dr notes.. thats my only problem with the rules.. now for the kids that skip and the parents that are to high.. ya throw them in jail after school detention whatever.. but the kids that only miss because they are sick.. its not fair

Since: Oct 12

Zanesville, OH

#5 Nov 7, 2012
I understand I was sick a lot in school I had all doctor notes. They harassed my parents they sent cops at my parents house. My mother opened the door there i was On a breathing machine for my asthma was so bad. I always had good grades cause my mother forced to take the work home. Eventually a judge was involved they judge threw it out cause it was medical reasons only and I managed 4.0 grade average. Legally a school can not go after a parent if they only have doctor notes. It forcing a child to go to school against the medical welfare of the child which a school can not what so ever go against a doctor for doctor notes. That's a law everywhere in U.S. Just schools like to bully parents. My schools tried that forgot my mother had friends in the ACLU.
Canada wondering

Beckley, WV

#6 Nov 7, 2012
If the child is sick...I have seen it happen too...then they should be made to send a homebound teacher...I saw one kid have one...he was faking IMO
No Wonder

Ripley, WV

#7 Nov 7, 2012
WV wrote:
Get them now if not criminals in the near future.
Yeah,I saw some drug dealers in training going to the Ansted Nursing Home today. Guess the elementary school took the kids there to see the residents and to show off their costumes. Some of those kids only know about drugs and how their parents sell and use so the kids know they don't have to get an education to make a living in this area.
Sue

Lubbock, TX

#8 Nov 8, 2012
Voireey must have done ok to get a law degree .
Mountedqueers

Athens, WV

#9 Nov 8, 2012
Like the WV Public/Private school systems teaches them anything anyway

one of the worst in the country
No Wonder

Chapmanville, WV

#10 Nov 8, 2012
So what is the excuse when the parents are just too lazy to get up to get their kids off to school?

Since: Oct 12

Zanesville, OH

#11 Nov 9, 2012
Sue wrote:
Voireey must have done ok to get a law degree .
My mother does I don't have law degree. I soon after my son is little older getting my masters in computer programming. I have associates in communication which was harder than the other degree. i am lucky I work at international company who has a base nn japan. I am tri-lingual. although I am trying many months to remember English since it is my native tongue. If you don't use it you lose it. So I do apologize for anyone if my English is horrible I have picking it up more from watching TV. My sister fussed at me to learn since I live in Kentucky for crying out loud. All my friends speak Japanese than at work same thing. You don't use it you will lose it. I am lucky my father let be drop out of high school get my GED. Than go straight to college.

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