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Circus to give free tickets to Cleveland students with perfect school attendance

September 7, 2013 By Patrick O'Donnell, The Plain Dealer

It’s important to get students in a routine of regular attendance at the beginning of the school year,” Michelle Pierre-Farid, the district’s chief academic officer, said in an announcement of the reward. “When you do this, you find that they maintain a good attendance record the rest of the year.”

Perfect attendance in the Cleveland school district this fall will earn students a free ticket to the circus.

Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus will give a free ticket to an upcoming show at Quicken Loans Arena to any student that has perfect attendance from the start of school Aug. 19 through Oct. 14.

The offer is open to up to 20,000 students from kindergarten through sixth grade attending any Cleveland Municipal School District school.