Mayor McGinn and Jose Banda coming to Roxhill Elementary Oct. 16 for 'Be Here Get There' effort

Mayor Mike McGinn, and Seattle Public Schools Superintendent Jose Banda, along with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the YMCA and community leaders will visit Roxhill Elementary School Oct. 16 for the launch of the 2012-2013 Be Here. Get There. Attendance Campaign.

A press release provides the details:

Every day in school matters. School attendance—even at a young age—can be a key predictor of whether a student succeeds and graduates ready for college and a career. While good attendance is critical to academic success, chronic absenteeism (missing 18 or more days) puts students at risk of academic failure and eventually dropping out.

Be Here. Get There. is a joint initiative of the City of Seattle, Seattle Public Schools, the YMCA, Youth Ambassadors, Alliance for Education, local businesses and additional partners to raise awareness of the importance of going to school using community-wide education and incentives.

WHEN: 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, October 16, 2011
WHERE: Roxhill Elementary School, 9430 30th Ave SW, Seattle WA

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