Mayor Launches New Anti-Truancy Partnership

MayorNewsom Launches New Anti-Truancy Partnership Mayor Gavin Newsom today launched a new citywide anti-truancy education campaign in partnership with local small businesses to combat truancy among San Francisco students. Joined by Superintendent Carlos Garcia and Board of Education Vice President Hydra Mendoza, today’s launch focused on the lower 24 th Street small business corridor in the Mission District and will soon be implemented in small businesses corridors citywide.

“Combating truancy and chronic absences through an aggressive, focused and coordinated effort must be our shared priority this school year,” said Mayor Newsom. “By enlisting the help of small businesses, merchants and the entire community to keep kids in school, we can close the ‘graduation gap’ and help our students succeed for the future.” Read more.

Posted on August 25, 2010 | The comments to this entry are closed.