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LPHS students let the board know they’re unhappy with the cutting of two positions

Posted by wlpo on February 16, 2012

Just like students fill the bleachers at basketball games, a group of students filled the first two rows of chairs before the LPHS Board of Education Wednesday night.  And they weren’t there to cheer; rather they wanted to let the board know that cutting the positions of truancy officer and interventionist was a bad idea.

Nadia Valentine, a junior, read a letter to the board saying social worker Stacey Andrews and truancy officer Jean Ganze are important to the students.

Senior Mercedes Henry says Andrew and Ganze make a big difference to the students.   The students wonder with out these people where would teens go for help.

The jobs are being cut in part so a fifth guidance counselor can be added to the staff.  The school board approved the changes last month.

Superintendent Steve Wrobleski says since then he’s talked to the students.  He says the school will still have social workers and the five counselors will have the training to talk with students about their social and emotional needs and their career and education needs.

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