RCSD announce expanded attendance efforts
Posted at: 08/28/2013 1:43 PM
It's a plan to improve test scores and graduation rates and the Rochester City School superintendent says it all comes down to attendance.
It's now less than a week before school starts and that's why Dr. Bolgen Vargas says he wanted to stress the important of attendance. He urged the community and families to make sure their children start off this school year strong by showing up for class everyday. He says the district plans to address this issue by involving parents, resolving transportation concerns and taking a closer look at the health need of students.
The superintendent says an attendance tracking card will be sent home to parents every three months. On Wednesday, Mayor Richards also declared September School Attendance Awareness Month.