ORLEANS â€“ The Lake Region Union High School Board recently tackled the issues of students dropping out of school and/or not finishing their graduation requirements. Some seniors are struggling to graduate despite having good grades during their high school years, while others just give up.
Principal Andre Messier said a lot of people at the school are doing â€śwhatever we canâ€ť to get them to graduate.
â€śWe will send certified letter after letter to the parents so they know what's going on,â€ť stated Messier. â€śIn some cases there is not much parental support. We try to relay to the parent and student the importance that there is no wiggle room left; if you don't complete the requirements, you won't be able to graduate.â€ť
â€śSome students are behind in credits, and to some degree there should be an indication where the problem areas are,â€ť noted board member Mike Sanville. â€śI wonder if these seniors are engaged after June 9th. Do they have no sense of direction or long term vision?â€ť
For more of this story, see Friday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for April 19, 2013.