On Saturday, workers from Broward County Public Schools knocked on the doors of around 450 households throughout the county to get kids back into the classroom.
According to BCPS, they have attempted emailing, phoning, and messaging families whose children have not been re-enrolled for this school year.
The objective, according to superintendent Dr. Vickie Cartwright, is to assist those families in resolving whatever problems are keeping their child out of school.
Cartwright declared, “We want to work with that family. “We want to learn more about the obstacles keeping their child from attending school. We’ll make sure to link these families with the appropriate tools so we can break down the obstacles and let the youngsters resume their participation in the classroom.
Financial difficulties, apprehension about returning to school because of COVID-19, or a simple ignorance of the law’s need that children be enrolled in school are a few of the hurdles that may exist.
She said, “This is something that doesn’t always strike just one demographic or community.” “The district as a whole is concerned about this.”
School is about more than just books and homework, according to school board member Lori Alhadeff.
Our pupils need to reengage in our schools, according to Alhadeff, both academically and emotionally.
To do this, the district went to each student’s last known residence who had not yet re-registered for the current school year.
They want to provide the family with resources to assist them cope with any pressures after they have located the pupil.
Children between the ages of six and sixteen are required by Florida law to enroll in and attend school regularly.