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Truancy Diversion

The Lancaster County Truancy Diversion Program is a collaborative effort between the Lancaster County Juvenile Court, Lancaster County Attorney’s Office and Lincoln Public Schools. It is an alternative to traditional court proceedings. The short-term goals of the voluntary program are to improve school attendance, grades and attitude toward school. The long-term goals are for the student to maintain consistent school attendance after completion of the diversion program – followed by graduation from high school. Students receive: Supportive services to help with attendance and grades; incentives for good attendance and good grades; and upon successful completion, dismissal of truancy petition.

The Lincoln Public Schools that participate in Truancy Diversion are Lincoln High, Lincoln Southeast, Lincoln North Star, Lincoln Northeast High School, Culler Middle School, Park Middle School, and Goodrich Middle School. It is on average a 6-10 month program of school based intervention and family supports for juveniles and their families.

The school-based Truancy Coordinators are listed below:

Truancy Coordinators

Tina Bouma
Email:tbouma@lps.org
Park Middle School

Sarah Crandall
Email:scranda@lps.org
Culler Middle School

Ashley Tenopir
Email:atenopir@lps.org
Goodrich Middle School

Dezi Johnson
Email:djohns11@lps.org
North Star High School

Kirsten McGill
Email:kmcgill@lps.org
Northeast High School

Morgan Young
Email:myoung@lps.org
Southeast High School

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