Truancy Prevention Program

The Itasca County Truancy Prevention Program, ICTPP, has been housed with Ross Resources since 2003, serving the 4 school districts of Itasca Co, #316, #317, #318, #319, as well as Northern Lights Community School.  Truancy Prevention Specialists, TPS, are housed in the schools they serve and provide primary prevention programming to student struggling with chronic absenteeism and truancy concerns. Relationships are at the heart of programming and TPS staff attempt to break down barriers for students and their families in an effort to promote daily consistent school attendance.

Truancy and Chronic Absenteeism are issues of immense proportion and display significant long-term consequences, not only for the chronically absent youth and their parents, but to the quality of life in our communities.  TPS staff provide linkage between home, school, courts, probation, social services, and other community partner agencies when coordinating these prevention and intervention services.

Working in the Science of the Positive framework, (Montana Institute), the ICTPP seeks to educate students, parents, and the community about the importance of consistent school attendance and the powerful protective factor it can have on student success. 

The ICTPP is a collaboratively funded effort of the Itasca County Family Services Collaborative, whose membership includes Independent School Districts #316, #317, #318, and #319, Itasca County Health and Human Services, Itasca County Probation, Public Health, KOOTASCA, Children’s Mental Health Services/REACH Inc., and North Homes Inc.

For more information on the Truancy Prevention Program, please contact Program Director Kim Geislinger at

(218) 328-6434 or click here to email.

Truancy Prevention Program

The Itasca County Truancy Prevention Program, ICTPP, has been housed with Ross Resources since 2003, serving the 4 school districts of Itasca Co, #316, #317, #318, #319, as well as Northern Lights Community School.  Truancy Prevention Specialists, TPS, are housed in the schools they serve and provide primary prevention programming to student struggling with chronic absenteeism and truancy concerns. Relationships are at the heart of programming and TPS staff attempt to break down barriers for students and their families in an effort to promote daily consistent school attendance.

Truancy and Chronic Absenteeism are issues of immense proportion and display significant long-term consequences, not only for the chronically absent youth and their parents, but to the quality of life in our communities.  TPS staff provide linkage between home, school, courts, probation, social services, and other community partner agencies when coordinating these prevention and intervention services.

Working in the Science of the Positive framework, (Montana Institute), the ICTPP seeks to educate students, parents, and the community about the importance of consistent school attendance and the powerful protective factor it can have on student success. 

The ICTPP is a collaboratively funded effort of the Itasca County Family Services Collaborative, whose membership includes Independent School Districts #316, #317, #318, and #319, Itasca County Health and Human Services, Itasca County Probation, Public Health, KOOTASCA, Children’s Mental Health Services/REACH Inc., and North Homes Inc.

For more information on the Truancy Prevention Program, please contact Program Director Kim Geislinger at

(218) 328-6434 or click here to email.

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