Tucson School District Hopes To Reverse Enrollment Decline

Published: Friday, July 14, 2017 - 8:45am
Updated: Friday, July 14, 2017 - 10:18am

(Photo by Steve Shadley - KJZZ)
Tucson Unified School District headquarters.

An Arizona school district has unveiled a plan to reverse its continuous decline in student enrollment.

The Arizona Daily Star reported Thursday Tucson Unified School District Interim Superintendent Gabriel Trujillo is rolling out the short-term plan that focuses on returning at-risk students to school and customer service.

The district is looking to streamline registration and establish systems to reach out to families going through the enrollment process. Trujillo says a complex registration process has resulted in some parents walking away from the district when they feel they cannot get the help they need.

Another strategy focuses on students who have been dis-enrolled because of continued absences but do not re-enroll elsewhere. Trujillo says he plans to implement outreach initiatives for those disengaged students who are likely to drop out.

EDITOR'S NOTE: This story has been updated to correct the name of the Arizona Dailey Star.

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