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Truancy policies can catch parents by surprise

Not the only one that has issues with this Principal. Glad you never did

May 2, 2013 at 7:16 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Truancy policies can catch parents by surprise

Id like to know that as well. :) It's apparent that they weren't given the whole story or they wouldn't have made the comment they did.

May 2, 2013 at 11:45 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Truancy policies can catch parents by surprise

Let me make this abundantly clear. I would never have gone public with this if I didn't have a valid reason & proof to back it up. I have tried several times to get Joni to correct what was wrong. I have letters, documents & emails all proving the misconduct of Joni Appleman, the school nurse & the school secretary. They didn't take me serious & neither did Rick Doll the school districts Superintendent. I've requested a meeting with him twice now and both times he referred me back to the school districts liaison

May 2, 2013 at 11:20 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Truancy policies can catch parents by surprise

Excused absences & Tardies don't get you turned in to SRS for truancy. Only unexcused absences that are 1 hour or more & that is deemed by the Principal. That is what this article is about. Problem is that in my daughters case the Principal & her staff did not follow proper procedure & when spoken to about it refusesd to correct it.

May 2, 2013 at 9:53 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Truancy policies can catch parents by surprise

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May 2, 2013 at 9:31 a.m. ( )

Truancy policies can catch parents by surprise

Thing is my daughters grades are amazing & her teacher praised me for raising such a remarkable little girl. This whole mess has affected my daughter & our family

May 1, 2013 at 5:40 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Truancy policies can catch parents by surprise

Also my daughter was sent home by the nurse and that was recorded as unexcused. I told the school that my daughter would not be in school the next day. They recorded that as unexcused. That makes the 7 unexcused days I got the letter about and what was called into SRS. After SRS visited me and I explained the absences. Miraculously that same day Deerfield mailed a completely different report to SRS that was just as much of a mess as what they mailed me. So yes there is was more to what's going on here. I challenged the school nurse because she thought she knew more about my daughters health than her Dr & I did.

May 1, 2013 at 1:54 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Truancy policies can catch parents by surprise

Problem was that my daughter was a hour late 5 times but the school reported.it as whole days. According to Joni said SRS wanted it reported as whole days. SRS says schools are to report according to their handbook. This did not happen in my daughters case. That is why I've pushed it this far

May 1, 2013 at 1:33 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Truancy policies can catch parents by surprise

Actually punctuality is very important to me & I teach my children that. 5 times due to a medical issue in 7 month does not mean habitual. Plus my sons school in addition to my job were affected as well. Since Feb my daughter has not been late due to me having a migraine. I don't have extra help it falls all on to me. Im thankful that I have my migraines under control now since they just started in the past year. Not everything is black and white in situations and Im not the only parent that has problem with this Principal. Im just fortunate to have better connections and I won't give up when there is an injustice done to one of my children. Joni Appleman used to be the Principal at Woodlawn and you should hear the nightmare stories from the parents that dealt with her.

May 1, 2013 at 8:58 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Truancy policies can catch parents by surprise

The point is you don't know what is going on in that school & I know Im not the only parent that has had or is having issues with the nurse & principal. That is why I put it out there. There is much more to this but the truancy was the initial lead I needed to expose the misconduct that is happening at this school.

Im all for accountability, but who holds the Principal, nurse or any other school district staff accountable? You'd think it'd be easy to speak to the superintendent but he only keeps referring situations back to the school district liaison.

April 30, 2013 at 9:24 p.m. ( | suggest removal )