MISD Sixth Annual Recovery Walk Reaches Thousands Of Dropout Students 9/14/13
CBS 7 News
September 14, 2013
MIDLAND, TX-Midland ISD is getting proactive about keeping their students in school and lowering the drop out rate.
Today about 100-volunteers went door to door to try and reach these students who've been unaccounted for.
Dr. Ryder Warren, MISD Superintendent, says he couldn't be more proud of his community's efforts to find these students.
"Over the last 5 years we have consistently dropped our dropout rate, we have regained those kids who have loss touch with us and this year is going to be the same,” said Warren.
One group of volunteers from Midland Freshman High School wasn’t able to talk to any students personally, but they did find a couple that moved away.
For those that didn't answer a door hanger was left with information telling the student how to get in contact with the district.
Volunteer, Lori Mosley, says a lot of these kids feel like they have no hope for their future and feel like no one cares.
"When we come to the door and try to talk to them and show them that we are here and do care, they start to see a light," said Mosley.
Deborah Acosta, MISD Dropout and At-Risk Coordinator, says their new goal is to lower their dropout rate from a 9.9% to a 6%.
Acosta encourages any drop out students to come by MISD Central Office or to give her a call at 432-689-1980.
She wants all students to know that the community in Midland cares about the future of their students and is available to help.