Anti-absenteeism campaign to be launched in West Seattle

On Monday morning, West Seattle will again be the backdrop for another citywide-initiative announcement. This time, Mayor McGinn and Seattle Public Schools interim Superintendent Dr. Susan Enfield will be at the new Denny International Middle School to announce “Be Here, Get There,” described as an effort to “incentivize kids to get to school and remind them that every day in school matters.” The announcement is scheduled for 11:30 am. (It’s part of a national campaign, as this story – spotlighting schools including Chief Sealth International High School – points out.)

4 Replies to "Anti-absenteeism campaign to be launched in West Seattle"

  • helridge September 30, 2011 (7:21 pm)

    I think it would be easier to be there and get there if the high school kids could catch a school bus rather than rely on Metro’s dodgy service.

  • Momof3 September 30, 2011 (8:18 pm)

    Hardly inspirational coming from that lot.

  • Alvis September 30, 2011 (8:28 pm)

    Maybe it doesn’t matterize, but I think the program would sound more credible if its stated goals were to teach and encourage kids rather than “incentivize” them.

    • WSB September 30, 2011 (9:08 pm)

      Not my favorite verb either … but it is a direct quote. – TR

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