Truant Alternative Optional Educational Program
Unit 4’s Truant Interventionist/Student Advocates (TISA) staff employ a proactive approach focused on capacity building, skill building, persistence, self-confidence and resilience. They serve as a mentor and advocate for each student, providing case management services that build bridges to connect students and their families to Unit 4 and community resources. TISA staff will work closely with the Attendance Officer at each school as well as the school-based Attendance Improvement Committee (AIC) which meets weekly. The Assistant Principal, Attendance Office, Social Worker, School Counselor and representative grade level teachers comprise the Committee.
Unit 4 TISA staff will specifically provide the following non-academic truancy intervention supplemental services that are needed to increase student attendance rates or prevent students from dropping out of school. A minimum of 420 truants, chronic truants and potential dropouts will be served.
- Court-Related Services Home Visits Mentoring
- Personal Counseling
- Referral for Social/Academic Services
- Support Services for Parents/Families Transportation
Lekevie Johnson, TISA
Verdell Jones, TISA
Rickey Parks, TISA
Rich Kelly, TISA