As the former director of the York County Truancy Prevention Initiative for the United Way of York County, School Law Attorney Dr. Leigh Dalton certainly knows a thing or two about today’s truancy epidemic and its impact on parents and school districts.
That’s why she’s gearing up to offer her expert insight during a panel discussion at the Lancaster County Truancy Task Force’s “Connecting the Pieces” Truancy Symposium on October 21. As part of the program, she’ll join students, parents, social workers, and court officials to engage in productive dialogue that works to combat this ongoing issue and ensure a more hopeful future for students across south central Pennsylvania.
Dr. Dalton is a member of the firm’s School Law group, concentrating her practice in all areas of public education. Prior to joining Stock and Leader, she served as the Director of the York County Truancy Prevention Initiative, a program of the United Way of York County, in partnership with the York County Bar Foundation. In that role, she was responsible for providing training and education on truancy to audiences across the state, including York County’s sixteen school districts. She was also influential in overseeing the implementation and expansion of the York County Youth Court Alliance in three York County school districts.