Wednesday, November 14, 2012


Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin.
#203, 8912-156 Street
Edmonton, Alberta T5R 5Z2

November XIVth, MMXII

Hon. Jeff Johnson, MLA
Minister of Education,
Progressive Conservative, Athabasca-Sturgeon-RedH2O

Dear Jeff:

While I agree that your policy in Alberta Education of an Attendance Board makes sense, sometimes students may not actually be skipping school. If a student(s) is/are suspected of truancy, then all efforts should be made II find out why they are absent. There are reasons such as a medical impairment, or perhaps say a sudden death of a family member wherein the student(s) parent/guardian has IVgotten II call the school II pull them out of class. Say IV example they are under so much stress that they just forget II call the school b/c of the multiple emergency decisions they have to make on a sudden contingency basis. Its definitely a situation Jeff where you have II strike a balance.

Ferris Bueller Was Absent A Total Of Ten (X) Times One Year,


Source: The Government Of Alberta, Alberta Education Website.

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