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Volunteers calling parents to enroll truant students

Posted: 3:29 PM, Sep 05, 2018
Updated: 2018-09-05 21:05:20-04

As the second week of school for the Corpus Christi Independent School District continues, a number of students are not attending.

That’s where Operation KEYS steps in.

KEYS, which stands for Keeping Every Youth in School, hosted a telephone bank Wednesday at the CCISD Administration building.

Volunteers filedl the room, making calls to a list of 450 students. That number might sound daunting, but Jennifer Noyola, the district’s dropout and prevention coordinator, says that’s a big decrease than from previous years.

“I can tell you our recovery specialists have been out there all summer,” she said. “As well as we came back earlier in July. So, we’re making those phone calls encouraging them to come in.”

Today’s Operation KEYS telephone bank isn’t the only way they try to get kids back in school. The district also lans a walk to boost awareness.

Volunteers are invited to join and knock on doors of the students who have not returned to school.

Operation KEYS Walk will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 15 at Moody High School, 1818 Trojan Drive.

For more information, call (361) 878-7380, extension 22714. Or check out the district’s website at  https://www.ccisd.us/ .