Clay Community School administrators, Clay County business and community leaders will co-host a "Dropout Summit" from 6:30--8 p.m., April 1, in the North Clay Middle School Media Center.
The primary goal of the summit is to spotlight the dropout problem as a community concern and to bring public awareness to the challenges schools face in ensuring that "at-risk" students stay in school and graduate.
The summit invitation is extended to all citizens of Clay County, including stakeholders such as parents, students, educators, policy makers, faith-based institutions, healthcare and social service providers, business owners, non-profit organizations and local government officials.
Participants will be given information and data concerning Clay Community School Corporations' graduation rates, dropout statistics and related factors as well as a description of current at-risk programs. However, the main emphasis for the evening will be roundtable discussions to consider other possible interventions such as a community based mentor and tutoring program.
The public is urged to attend the event.