October 12, 2011 - Texas law requires that students who fail to go to school be filed on – and in La Joya ISD, the number of truancy cases last year was nearly 1,200.
Students and their parents can face steep fines, community service, and be required to pay court costs on each of these cases.
It’s the district’s goal to keep kids out of the courtroom and in the classroom, and has now partnered with AimTruancy Solutions to increase attendance.
Aim’s approach combines one-on-one mentoring and the responsibility of carrying a GPS location verification device to help students get back on track to graduate.
Several local news stations covered the new partnership, and below is a clip from News Center 23.