Saturday, September 10, 2011

Texas City Leaders Knocking On Doors To Find School Dropouts

This Saturday the Dallas, Fort Worth and Arlington Independent School Districts will have city and school leaders out knocking on the doors of possible middle and high school dropouts.

The Fort Worth program to reduce high school dropout numbers is called Prevail 2 Graduation – in Dallas and Arlington, it’s Operation Graduation.

Prevail 2 Graduation will have the Fort Worth mayor and head of schools taking to the streets.

Fort Worth ISD spokesman Clint Bond said, “The interim superintendent, Walter Dansby, he is going to be accompanied by Mayor Betsy Price and [Fort Worth ISD] board trustee Christene Moss.”

With the goal of increasing Fort Worth graduation rates, during Saturday’s Stay-in-School Walk city leaders and volunteers have the chance to interact with individual family units.

“Take the opportunity to reach out to students who have already missed a day or more of school, since school started, and just impress upon them and their parents the importance of attending everyday,” said Bond. more