La Joya, TX – La Joya ISD Dropout Prevention Department will be having their annual Community Walk on Thursday, September 22nd and Friday, September 23rd from 9:00am to 12:00pm.
Once a year, groups of educators literally take to the streets in search of students who have dropped out and persuade them back into the classroom. For two days, over 60 employees go out looking to recover hundreds of leavers – students who (at one point) came to school but then stopped coming.
The teams of social workers, counselors, police officers, and central office personnel, drive out to homes to personally speak to leavers and convince them to enroll back in school on that same day.
Participants begin their routes at 9 am armed with files, maps, and addresses, and work tirelessly throughout the day, seeking out students to register. Middle and High Schools, on their end, have representatives waiting to receive the students at their home campuses to get them enrolled.
When transportation is an issue, the La Joya ISD Police Officers step in – ready to transport those students to and from school. Thus allowing a greater window of opportunity in retrieving the maximum number of students possible.
Working to remove barriers to increase student graduation. Just another way La Joya ISD is transforming lives and our community.
All participants will meet at the Central Office Administration Building located at 201 E. Exp 83, La Joya at 8:00am – 9:00am before departing to home sites.