Austinites rally for student attendance at the Long Center

FILE - Classroom (KXAN File Photo)
FILE - Classroom (KXAN File Photo)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — The more students attend class, the more money school districts receive, which improves the quality of education.

A school attendance rally was held on Wednesday at the Long Center kicking off KXAN’s initiative with E3 Alliance called KXAN Educates. The goal is to help student performance and prepare kids to enter the work-force in the future.

For school districts in Texas, when a student misses class for a day, the district loses approximately $33 that day.

“It’s imperative that we all understand that missing school really matters. When kids aren’t in the classroom they can’t learn,” said Principal Pete Inman. “Kids are missing out on opportunities.”

The rally was at the Long Center Terrace at 9 a.m.

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