After a successful pilot of the AimTruancy Solutions program at one high school, Austin ISD is finalizing its expansion into an additional seven high schools with over 1000 students expected to take part in the program.
“We were looking for something innovative, unique — something that we hadn’t done before,” said Lisa Goodnow, former Interim Director of High Schools for the Austin Independent School District while speaking to KXAN-Austin News.
Average attendance for kids in the pilot program at Eastside Memorial jumped from 78 percent to 90 percent, and twelve out of thirteen seniors in program graduated.
“It’s hard to say for sure the students wouldn’t have made it, but I think that we’re beginning to see results that suggest that it was a critical component,” said Goodnow.
Source: KXAN News