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BCPS Launches 2014/15 Attendance Campaign

Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Broward County Public Schools is launching its 2014/15 Attendance Campaign, with the slogan “Attendance Counts! All Day, Every Day!” 
As part of the kick-off to this year’s campaign, the School Board of Broward County, Florida, adopted a resolution, recognizing September as Attendance Awareness Month at its meeting today, August 19, 2014. The resolution highlights the importance of students attending school every day and the positive impact it has on student achievement and other academic factors.
In addition, as part of a special presentation during the School Board meeting, Judge Ari Porth, 17th Judicial Circuit, led Superintendent Robert W. Runcie in taking an attendance pledge.  The Superintendent then administered the pledge – via a videoconference – to students at several District schools.  Each of the students taking part received an “I Pledged” sticker to confirm his or her commitment to being in school every day.  
Today’s Attendance Campaign events concluded with the unveiling of a new public service announcement (PSA) produced by Mentoring Tomorrow’s Leaders students that will be used throughout the school year to promote and remind students about the importance of regular school attendance.
To watch the PSA, visit browardschools.com/Parents-Students/Students. View today’s Attendance Campaign presentation by clicking on the following link: http://bit.ly/1uTi0gz
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