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TUSD strengthens focus on attendance with campaign launch

Posted at 6:49 AM, Sep 03, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-03 09:49:25-04

Tucson Unified School District is kicking off Attendance Awareness month with a national campaign to encourage students to maintain perfect attendance this school year.

The goal for the "Team Up for Attendance" campaign is to show a percentage increase for each school's attendance comparing September 2017 to September 2018.

The winning Tucson Unified high school, middle school, K-8 and elementary schools will be recognized at a future Tucson Unified School District Governing Board meeting.

TUSD will also include a kindergarten components that promotes the importance of attending school every day until graduation.

Each kindergarten class will receive a prize that will help to promote attendance. Tucson Unified kindergarten classes will compete against each other throughout the district.

The winning class will receive a visit from some of TUSD’s finest football players. The Team players will run drills with the students, while reinforcing the importance of being at school every day.