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Rochester school leaders take part in attendance blitz

August 24, 2017 12:19 PM

Rochester City School District Superintendent Barbara Deane-Williams spent Thursday morning trying to make sure kids show up for the first day of school.

She joined volunteers going house to house for the annual attendance blitz.

The group targeted homes of students with low attendance. The school district hopes that by engaging families, learning about transportation issues and addressing health needs, they can give a positive boost to student attendance.

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"So this a monthly event that we do, and we go door-to-door and we keep track of students obviously, individually at every school level," the superintendent says. "But what we've added this year is a stronger follow-up to include the chiefs of schools where we will monthly meet on the same days as the attendance blitz so that we can look at the individual needs of schools and school communities through that lens as well."

The first day of school this year is September 6.

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