Volunteers sought to support dropout recovery program

KANSAS CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Press Advisory – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Volunteers sought to support dropout recovery program

KANSAS CITY, MO. – As part of its march toward re-accreditation, the Kansas City Public Schools (KCPS) is seeking volunteers during its Spring Break (March 12-16, 2012) to assist with contacting and recovering students that have dropped out of school.

Volunteers will help the KCPS staff team in different ways, from calling departed students, to conducting home visits, to reviewing enrollment and transfer data from surrounding school districts. The program will operate from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, with flexible scheduling available. The base of operations will be the Board of Education building, 1211 McGee St., Kansas City, Mo.

The dropout recovery effort is essential to regaining accreditation because it helps KCPS identify where dropout students have surfaced, which in turn directly impacts the KCPS dropout rate. In Missouri, a student is considered a dropout for their original school district if it is undetermined where they have continued their education. KCPS has a significant number of students whose new education location is unknown.

For additional information, volunteers may contact Samuel Johnson at (816) 699-8604 or email sjohnso4@kcpublicschools.org.

The Kansas City Public Schools is dedicated to graduating students that are college, career, and workforce ready. This mission is supported by innovative classroom instruction, engaging programs, highly-qualified employees, and an engaged and well-informed community. To learn more about the ways our community of schools supports students and the community-at-large, please visit www.kcpublicschools.org, KCMO School District on Facebook, or KCMOSchools on Twitter.

 For more information please contact Eileen Houston-Stewart, Chief Communications and Community Engagement Officer, (816) 379-0385 or Andre Riley, Manager of Public Relations, (816) 442-9337.

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