Superintendent, Mayor Visit Dropouts
POSTED: Monday, September 20, 2010 - 9:08am
UPDATED: Monday, September 20, 2010 - 8:39pm
EL PASO - Dr. Lorenzo Garcia will join Mayor John Cook today to knock on doors of high school dropouts and encourage them to return to school.
Operation Outreach has become an annual event for Garcia and Cook, who have joined forces for the past two years to talk to students who have not returned to class.
At risk coordinators and student outreach specialists at campuses throughout the district also will be making home visits.
Members of the Superintendent's Cabinet also will be reaching out to students through a phone bank that will be set up in the Board Room.
During last year's Operation Outreach, more than 120 students returned to school. EPISD hopes to continue on this trend, bringing back even more students in the fall.