Five K-8 schools have won Disney on Ice tickets for having the highest percentages of students missing five or fewer days of school from Aug. 19 through December. Teachers at the schools will receive baskets of supplies.
The schools and their percentages include Memorial, 73.5 percent; Iowa Maple, 72.3 percent; Paul L. Dunbar, 70.9 percent; Newton D. Baker, 70.7 percent; and Marion C. Seltzer, 70.3 percent.
CMSD’s “Get 2 School. You Can Make It!” attendance campaign will distribute 20 family four-packs of tickets for the schools to give to their most deserving scholars. Disney on Ice will run from Jan. 10-19 at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse.
The winning schools had the highest rates of students with on-track” attendance, which means they are on pace to miss 10 or fewer days this school year.
“Get 2 School. You Can Make It!” seeks to increase the percentage of students who miss 10 or fewer days.
District data shows that students who miss more than 10 days are 9 percent less likely to meet Ohio’s Third Grade Reading Guarantee, required for promotion to fourth grade. They score an average of 12 points lower on state reading tests and 15 points lower in math; high school students are 34 percent less likely to graduate.