We received this request from our friends at the Epilepsy community regarding the Nebraska Truancy Law.
We are meeting with Senators on Monday Jan 30th in preparation for the Feb 3rd Committee Meeting. Please, if you have a personal story you can send with us, we need to show the Committee members that this is indeed an issue.
They honestly do not believe it is, so let’s show them how many people it affects. Even if you didn’t go to court and only received 5 day, 10 day, 12 day or 20 day letters, summarize your story and include the following; did you work closely with your school and they were aware of your child’s condition or special needs, did you go to truancy diversion, did you get shot down by a judge, attorney, school professional, did you miss work to attend meetings about Truancy, what is your school district, what is your city and state, how old is your child and what is their condition.
The Senator has asked us to “prove it”. We plan to be there Monday morning in his office to do just that. But we need your stories in order to do this. We will be checking email all weekend, feel free to attach letters you received from the state, even if you just re-print an email or letter that you already sent, that is good enough. Also email your stories to Stephanie Morgan at nebraskafamilyforum.com who will post the story to the blog they are keeping. This Blog is being followed by key school officials, state officials and county officials so the more we can post the better.
Thank you to those who have already posted your story. Now, take it a step further and place your story on your facebook, on your personal blog, on just a blanket email to close friends and family. Ask them to email their senators, just because it doesn’t effect them directly doesn’t mean it isn’t important to let their senators know that it is a broken law and can be fixed.
We know it is short notice, however it is important. Even if the law has not negatively impacted you today that doesn’t mean it won’t tomorrow.