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Principals Networking Day 2017 - West

  • Union University Harvey Hall 1050 Union University Drive Jackson, TN, 38305 United States (map)


Principals Networking Day 2017


Successfully handling chronic absenteeism, and improving school culture through positive behavioral supports


November 30, 2017

Jackson Tennessee

Networking Breakfast A light breakfast will be provided and table time to visit with fellow school leaders.

8:00-8:45 Dr. Charlotte Fisher from Tipton County Schools

8:45-9:30 Preston Caldwell from Lake County Schools will discuss how Lake County Schools have implemented a new initiative to combat poor attendance and/or chronic absenteeism. This initiative began during a strategic planning session, while writing our district/school improvement plans. During the meeting, it became apparent to our team that absenteeism would be a top priority. PLC's, attendance rewards, 85% attendance rule, supportive judicial system, and supportive school board are some of the entities for building our best practices. While we have not "fixed" attendance issues, we feel that we are well on our way.

9:30-9:45 Break

9:45-10:30 James Walker from Humboldt City Schools

10:30-11:15 Suzanne Keefe from Lauderdale County Schools will discuss with our attendees their implementation of RTIB at the high school level. Discussion of county-wide planning for Pre-K-12 as well as implementation at a 9-12 high school.

11:15-11:45 Morning Review

11:45-12:30 Lunch on site (provided by TOSS ALI)

12:30-1:15 Linda DeBerry from Dyersburg City Schools

1:15-2:00 Brad Turner from Arlington Community Schools will include strategies on implementing a district- wide attendance plan, as well as support strategies for addressing attendance, truancy, and chronic absenteeism in this session.

2:00-2:15 Break/ review and questions

2:15-3:30 Table top discussion of the topics presented lead by the speakers

3:30-4:00 Review, Report out, Evaluation, and Wrap Up