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Mayor Push For Classroom Attendance

(photo: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

(photo: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

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LAS VEGAS — The mayor was joined by Clark County School District Superintendent Pat Skorkowsky and Cass Palmer, president and chief executive officer of United Way of Southern Nevada, to discuss the importance of improving attendance and reducing chronic absence, and what the city, school district, community partners and the public can do to help. Chronic absence can be significantly reduced when schools, parents and communities work together to monitor and promote good attendance and address hurdles that keep children from getting to school.
This was part of a nationwide movement intended to convey the message that every school day counts. The mayor will proclaim September as “Attendance Awareness Month.” Skorkowsky tells KXNT that parents are a major factor in there childs success in the classroom.
Mayor Goodman says Clark County has a 90 percent attendance record. While she says its not bad, there goal is to make that figure 100 percent.

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