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Schools trying to keep kids in class

POSTED: December 4, 2013 10:22 a.m.

The Liberty County School System has launched an initiative aimed at keeping troubled students in school.
LCSS has created the Inter-Agency Council, a group of nearly two dozen representatives from several key local agencies, to assist high-risk youth in getting increased access to community services.
The council includes members from Fort Stewart, law enforcement, judicial system, the faith-based community and counselors. The student support will be implemented through a six-phase process: referral, intake, intervention, progress monitoring, exit/transition and sustained support.
At the initial meeting, the group collected data to share the types of services that can be offered for family support.
“Hopefully, the council can provide interventions and support services as an alternative to out-of-school suspension and juvenile detention,” said Dr. Valya Lee, Liberty County School System superintendent.  
For more information, email John Lyles at jlyles@liberty.k12.ga.us or call 876-2161.

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