The Lynchburg School Board is considering a proposal that would result criminal charges being filed against parents when a student has seven unexcused absences. Currently, it’s 10 or more absences. According to the News and Advance, the change could apply to hundreds of students in the school system. School officials say the policy change would mean more work for them but would be worth it to reach students before they fall too far behind. School Board members are expected to vote on the changes August 7th.
On Tuesday, members attending the Lynchburg City School Board meeting, elected their chair and vice chair for this school year. Charles White will serve another term as Chair and Treney Tweedy has been re-elected as Vice Chair. Both were elected by a unanimous vote by the nine member board and were the only nominees.