LISD administrators show dropout students the importance of education

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Updated: 9/14/2013 10:26 pm

Lubbock ISD educators were trying to get those who dropped out back in the school hall Saturday for the 4th annual 'Expectation Graduation' event.

LISD educators, administrators, attendance officers and even city council members visited the homes of students who have dropped out or quit attending school. It's an effort to express the importance of education and to rally them to re-enroll.

"This is the oen event as a community, to go individually and talk, knock on doors of our students are not in school anymore," said LISD superintendent Dr. Behrl Robertson. "I think that personalizes it. That tells them that we care about them because we truly do."

Anna Marie Palacios was impressed that the district took time out of their day to help their students, and encourage them to get back into the classroom.

"It's hard, I mean it was hard for me, but atleast I'm getting up and going to school and working and taking care of my child that I'm supposed to take care." Palacios said.

About 120 students received a visit.

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