Lubbock ISD

Teachers and administrators from Lubbock ISD along with community volunteers are spending today encouraging students to return to school with Expectation Graduation 2013.

The initiative is to encourage students who dropped out of high school to return to school and earn their diplomas.

Dr. Berhl Robertson, Jr., superintendent, said, “This is our fourth Expectation Graduation Walk and we know this program can make a difference in the lives of students. It is critically important to their futures and the health of our community that every student graduates from high school and is college and career ready.”

Dr. Robertson pointed out that the walk is only one piece of a larger strategy for dropout prevention and recovery.

Research suggests many students drop out because they have academically fallen behind in school.

The district uses data to track student progress from the time the child enters school and attempts to provide early intervention to help all students be successful.