Stories by Sandy Hodson and Tracey McManus

Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012

Judges plan to be aggressive on truancy

Juvenile Court Judge Jennifer McKinzie said she hopes the appointment of three juvenile judges and their partnership with the schools will help solve truancy issues that have plagued schools.
By Sandy Hodson and Tracey McManus

Monday, Sept. 24, 2012

Some districts successfully fight truancy

While Richmond County continues to see dismal attendance at many schools in addition to low and graduation rates, other districts in Georgia are using proactive approaches to get students to class.
By Sandy Hodson and Tracey McManus

Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012

Absenteeism plagues Richmond County schools

Data show Richmond County students miss hundreds of hours of instruction time, do poorly on annual tests and often fail to graduate. But school and legal officials ignore the state law in place to ...
By Sandy Hodson and Tracey McManus
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