Truancy Intervention Program


In FY 1992, The RST Council allocated funds from the Consolidated Tribal Programs Grant from the BIA to the RST Education Department to develop a Truancy Intervention Program.


The TIP is very beneficial to the Education Department in identifiying high risk students and colloborating with tribal and local programs to assist in decreasing the drop out rates of our tribal students.


Attendance rates are very high amongst native students for various reasons which the Education Department views as unacceptable.  Our TIP stafff operates at a maximum level in their work with students, families, schools and local agencies for education success of all tribal students.  They work diligently to reinforce the committment by the RST in making education a high priority.


Through this Project, we are able to work closely with students , families and the schools to address the issues preventing them from learning and obtaining their education.  Services include the following:


  • Assist families with attendance issues and school retention
  • Collaborate with tribal and local agencies
  • Explore alternative placements


The Truancy Intervention Program accepts referrals to provide assistance for students. If you would like to submit a referral on a student, you can download a referral form. Please complete the form and turn it in to a staff member at the Education Department. Please click on the link at the bottom of this page to download and print a referral form.





Truancy Intervention Referral Form
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