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EDWARDS WOULD LIKE STRICTER FOLLOW UP WITH PARENTS

By Nate Gonner 11/1/2013

              THE SUPERINTENDENT OF NEBRASKA CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS SAYS HE ISN’T IN FAVOR OF A FULL REPEAL OF THE STATES TRUANCY LAW, BUT WOULDN’T BE OPPOSED TO REFORMING PARTS OF THE LEGISLATION

 

              RECENTLY, THE GROUP NEBRASKA FAMILY FOURM HAS ASKED FOR THE LAW TO BE REPEALED, WHICH HAS TO DEAL WITH STUDENTS MISSING MORE THAN 20 DAYS DURING THE SCHOOL YEAR.

 

              DR. JEFF EDWARDS SAYS THE LAW HAS IMPROVED SINCE ITS FIRST PASSAGE IN 2010, AND THROUGH A GOOD WORKING RELATIONSHIP WITH OTOE COUNTY PROSECUTING ATTORNEY DAVE PARTCH, HAVE BEEN ABLE TO FIND WHICH KIDS ARE MISSING FOR NO VALID REASON AND THOSE WHO ARE MISSING DUE TO SICKNESS OR HEALTH RELATED REASONS.

 

              EDWARDS SAYS THE BIGGEST ISSUE NOW FACING THE LAW IS IMPLIMENTING THE FOLLOW UP AFTER IDENTIFING THE STUDENTS WHO ARE MISSING SCHOOL FOR NO GOOD REASON.

 

              EDWARDS AUDIO

 

              EDWARDS SAYS HE CONTINUES TO WORK WITH THE COUNTY ATTORNEY’S OFFICE TO DEVELOP THE RIGHT SYSTEM FOR NEBRASKA CITY.

              EDWARDS SAYS DURING THE 2012-2013 SCHOOL YEAR, HE SENT 68 TRUANCY LETTERS TO THE OTOE COUNTY ATTORNEY'S OFFICE, THE MOST SINCE THE LAW CAME IN AFFECT.

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