Monday, May 4, 2009

Truancy Intervention Program Soars

The Mediation Center coordinates the Truancy Intervention Program (TIP) at Ebbets Field Middle School 352. This year, Cathy Barker has recruited almost 50 students to participate in the program. We help students stay on the right track at school, making sure their attendance level is up to par and that they are functioning well academically. We do this by working individually with students, teachers, and parents, and acting as advocates. This year, Cathy worked with students individually to make sure the rising 8th graders can go to the high schools of their choice next year. Now, 27 out of 30 students have been accepted into their first or second choice schools. She is continuing to work with students on their exit projects, classroom behavior, and attendance records. Thanks Cathy for all your hard work.

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