January 3, 2013 - The Austin American-Statesman recently took an in-depth look at Austin ISD’s use of the AimTruancy program in nine of it’s high schools.
“It’s very helpful,” one student enrolled in the program told the newspaper. “At the beginning of the school year, I messed up a lot, and I skipped. I decided to take the second chance they were giving me and be in the program. Ever since I’ve been in that program, it made me focus more on my classes.”
“If our students don’t attend, they can’t get the instruction they need from their classes,” Crystal Bernard, the district’s administrator supervisor for high school programs told the paper. “It’s marrying the technology that our students are already comfortable with, to get them excited about coming to and attending school.”
The article added that increasing attendance in Central Texas by as little as 2% would increase district income by $34 million.
For the full article, please visit the Austin American-Statesmen.