Klein ISD staff members, administrators, and counselors gathered together for the annual Reach Out to Dropouts Walk. The Klein ISD joins 17 other school districts in the Greater Houston area for the 13th annual event, which has spanned to include 24 Texas cities. In the district’s tenth year, 80 volunteers went door-to-door to 108 homes to provide students and families with information regarding options available through Klein ISD, as well as encouragement and resources needed to complete high school. Volunteers left door hangers with campus contact information for those families who were unavailable.
Of the 108 home visits, Klein ISD staffers made personal contact with nearly 50 students or family members.
“This was my first year to participate in the walk and I already feel like we made a difference,” said Klein Oak assistant principal, Danny Bonner. “We were able to communicate to these families that we have a culture of caring.”
“We have seen a decrease in the number of students we visit each year which shows the district is making progress reaching these students,” said Bret Champion, Ed.D., Klein ISD superintendent. “It is important to help these students and their families know we care about them and helping students graduate.”