School and community
Lamoille Valley School Engagement Program (LVSEP)
The Lamoille Valley School Engagement Program (LVSEP) collaborates with local schools, students, and families to offer restorative approaches to address chronic absenteeism.
LVSEP works with students ages six to 16. Traditional approaches to school attendance and absenteeism focus solely on the legal ramifications of “truancy” and the actions of parents and students. LRC’s school engagement specialists, by contrast, build meaningful and trusting relationships with students, parents, school staff, and others to identify and overcome barriers when school attendance is inconsistent or problematic. For the increasing number of students who show up at school yet don’t actively participate, LVSEP’s work is focused on discovering the students’ interests and connecting those to educational objectives.
The LVSEP team is made up of three school engagement specialists. Each is assigned to one of three school districts: Lamoille North Supervisory Union, Lamoille South Supervisory Union, and Orleans Southwest Supervisory Union.
(Data from LRC FY’ 23 Annual Report)
Student Engagement Specialist for LSSU
(802) 798-2120 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Student Engagement Specialist for OSSU
(802) 798-2155 | email@example.com
Student Engagement Specialist for LNSU
(802) 798-2171 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Director of Post Adjudication Services & The School Engagement Program
(914) 589-8481 | email@example.com
LRC helped me tell the school about why my 7-year-old son was refusing to get on the bus. He was afraid of a kid that had bullied him. They worked out a new route, so now he feels safer, and can get to school.
— Parent of an elementary student