Midland schools work with families to avoid absenteeism during pandemic
While school attendance and truancy will always be on the radar of school districts, Midland Public Schools Associate Superintendent Jeff Jaster said MPS is currently taking into consideration the COVID-19 pandemic and the challenges it faces. she creates for students and their families.
“We need to do our best to monitor situations as they change and evolve,” said Jaster, who oversees administration and student services for MPS. “We also try to support the students. We hope to never have a reputation for being just punitive, especially when it comes to truancy. We will be working with families much sooner than we would in the past and we will also be far away from a better understanding of difficult circumstances. “