School District of Philadelphia aims to improve student attendance

EMBED </>More Videos

Philadelphia schools aim to improve student attendance. Watch this report from Action News at Noon on September 12, 2017. (WPVI)

The Philadelphia School District has launched a new initiative to improve student attendance.

#AttendanceHero was introduced Tuesday morning at John F. Hartranft school in North Philadelphia.

The initiative includes radio PSAs and robocalls from Mayor Jim Kenney and Philadelphia athletes, encouraging students to go to school and learn.

The first-ever #AttendanceHero award was presented to Zydeek Perez- a fifth grader who has had perfect attendance since first grade.
Send a breaking news alert
Report a correction or typo
Learn more about the 6abc apps
Related Topics:
educationphiladelphia newsphiladelphia school districtNorth Philadelphia
(Copyright ©2018 WPVI-TV. All Rights Reserved.)