PPS volunteers door knock to get kids back in class

Volunteers will spread out in pairs to visit homes

The Portland Public Schools offices, May 8, 2013 (KOIN 6 News/Gabe Austin)
The Portland Public Schools offices, May 8, 2013 (KOIN 6 News/Gabe Austin)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — On Saturday, volunteers and Portland Public School officials will canvass the neighborhood near Cleveland High School to find kids who have left school.

Officials said they would like to talk to 120 students who dropped out during the last school year. They hope making a personal connection with the students will help get them resources and remind them that the community cares about their future.

The goal of the Reconnect to Your Future Campaign is to increase the graduation rate.

According to PPS, more than 2,000 students left school during the 2014-2015 school year. Over the course of the year, 433 of those students returned to school, thanks to reconnection with staff.

 

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