Knocking on Doors to Get Grad Rates Up

By: Denise Wong Email
By: Denise Wong Email

The Washoe County School District is looking for volunteers to take part in its fourth annual "Door to Door for Student Achievement" program.

It will take place on Saturday, September 29. On this day, members of the community, parents, and school district officials will conduct home visits with students who are enrolled in school, but are in danger of dropping out.
They talk with their families about what may be hindering their teenagers' success.

WCSD Superintendent Pedro Martinez says there are hundreds of 11th and 12th graders in the district who are at risk. The school district is focusing on 300 students who are especially in danger of dropping out.

"So hence our door to door campaign," says Superintendent Martinez. "I want to go out to the homes of these families. I want them to know we're going to have an academic plan for each one of them. That I don't want them to lose hope. They're in our buildings right now, but I also know from our data that we'll lose them throughout the year."

Prospective volunteers may sign up for the effort until Wednesday, September 19. To do that, head here:

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