November 15, 2021

DCPS considering student advocate position

Oct. 20—The Daviess County Public Schools Board of Education is considering for approval the creation of a new student services advocate who would help deal with the impending concerns of graduation rates, and behavioral and attendance issues.

Should board members approve the position at their next meeting, a person in this position would assist students in grades nine through 12. They would meet students at school on a regular basis, and conduct home visits, in an attempt to build closer relationships with them.

Matt Robbins, DCPS superintendent, said the student services advocate would “further serve as a mentor and motivator” for overall student success.

He said district leaders anticipated that some high school students would struggle with reconnecting to school following disruptions caused by the pandemic. After the first nine weeks of school it is clear there is a small group of students who are struggling, and there are some…

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