WHEREAS, the Board of Trustees of the El Paso Independent School District acknowledges that youth are our most valuable resource, and that we must promote, nurture and protect their ability and opportunity to acquire a world-class education, and
WHEREAS, the discipline utilized by students, as evidenced through their work ethic, dedication and appropriate decision-making skills impacts not only the manner in which they learn, but their very existence after successfully completing their education, and
WHEREAS, the District recognizes its solemn responsibility to provide rich opportunities, differentiated as to the identified needs of students of, both current and former; and
WHEREAS, a well-disciplined, well-educated future leadership and workforce is necessary for the well- being of our society; and
WHEREAS, the El Paso Independent School District will place special emphasis on superior education, school attendance, and dropout prevention and dropout recovery for all students this school year, and
WHEREAS, the support personnel, teachers, administrators, parents and community of El Paso believe that the students of this fine community deserve our absolute best effort in this matter;
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE EL PASO INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT that the Month of September, 2017 be declared “EPISDPresent!: El Paso Independent School District Student Attendance Awareness Month”
• When you miss a day of school, you miss out on much more than a day’s worth of instruction.
• Research shows students who frequently miss school tend to not fare as well as other students in academic attainment, but the school day also includes important day-to-day milestones like nutritious meals, exercise and social interactions with adults and other students.
• EPISD is celebrating September as Attendance Awareness Month, and has launched its EPISD Present! campaign.
• The campaign, which was created under a proclamation that will be approved by the Board of Trustees and City Council, aims to tell students and parents about the importance of going to school every day.
• Remember than when you miss a day of school, you miss out on a whole lot.