On Friday, September 2, 2016, the superintendents of all four city school districts metwith various Tucson leaders at Tucson High Magnet School to support attendance awareness.
Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild was on hand to help deliver a unified message that supported the effort to keep the students of Tucson coming to school.
Tucson High senior Perla Samaniego spoke on her personal experience as a sophomore missing class and how it negatively impacted her grades. Perla joined cheer, which helped prioritize her goals and get her back on track.
Tucson Unified School District Superintendent Dr. Sánchez emphasized the importance of extracurricular activities and CTE classes as methods to engage students, which will ultimately influence them to attend school on a regular basis.
All the district superintendents echoed the sentiment of student engagement being key to keeping attendance levels high throughout the school year.
For more information, including resources for teachers and administrators, see our Attendance Awareness Month webpages.