Family Engagement & Truancy

The Family Engagement Coordinator serves as the liaison between the district’s school-based administrators, staff, families, and students. The Family Engagement Coordinator works collaboratively with families, teachers, parents, businesses and community partners to promote a family-friendly school climate and culturally responsive environment for learning.

With a primary focus on student achievement through regular attendance and family involvement, the position serves to:


The school is a key element of a comprehensive approach to reducing chronic absences. Research consistently finds that family engagement has a direct, positive effect on youth’s achievement and is one of the most accurate predictors of a student’s success in school. 

Truancy vs Chronic Absence

Deb Strout, WPS

Family Engagement Coordinator

GJMS Office-Based

207-873-0695 ext 4271