Wednesday, July 23, 2008
When The Kids Aren't At School
Lawrence Township Trustee Mike Hobbs works as a volunteer at John Marshall Community High School. When attendance numbers hovered around 50% recently, Hobbs decided something needed to be done to incentivize parents to make sure their kids are in school. He and John Marshall principal, Jeff White, came up with a plan. Any parent with a case pending in Hobbs' office for rent, utility, food or other emergency assistance will see their case held up if their children are enrolled at John Marshall but they aren't attending classes. This will provide a little extra incentive to the parents to be responsible in ensuring their kids are in school. And if they're in class instead of on the streets, there is less chance they will be getting into trouble. What do you think?