The Lake County Office of Education (LCOE), in partnership with the local Lake County school districts, was recently awarded a Learning Communities for Student Success Program (LCSSP) grant from the California Department of Education (CDE). The grant runs through June of 2023.
The purpose of the grant is to support programs aimed at improving student outcomes by reducing truancy and supporting students who are at risk of dropping out of school.
“Lake County has a high rate of chronic absenteeism. The grant allowed us to create a local solution that will work for us here in Lake County,” said Cynthia Lenners, Lake County Deputy Superintendent of Schools.
Chronic absenteeism is defined as missing two or more days of school, excused or unexcused, a month.
Brock Falkenberg, Lake County Superintendent of Schools said, “When students improve their attendance rates, they improve their academic prospects and chances for graduating.”
LCOE has seven job openings for the implementation and operation of this program. There are six Attendance Liaisons positions and one Attendance Coordinator position.
The LCCSSP staff will provide extra support and school site services to students and their families related to attendance. They will be hired through the Lake County Office of Education, but will be assigned to one of the local school districts in Lake County.
“Although we would like our Attendance Liaisons to have an Associated Arts (AA) degree, the most important qualification for the job is for a person to have the passion to make things better for our students in Lake County,” Lenners said.
The Attendance Coordinator position requires a Bachelor’s of Arts (BA) degree.
Visit our Edjoin page to find out more information and how to apply. Application deadline is Friday, December 18, 2020.