On June 12th, AARO hosted a luncheon to to spread the word about free public school Pre-K for eligible students–featuring remarks by Austin Mayor Steve Adler and a special performance by Texas State Musician Sara Hickman.
On September 3rd, leaders from throughout Central Texas – including AARO members – gathered to remind the community that school attendance is a priority every day!
On June 24th, AARO launched a region-wide Pre-K enrollment effort in partnership with school districts, health centers, community providers, nonprofits, and others.
Region-wide efforts to decrease student absences in Central Texas have been working! After reaching an all time high in 2010, student absences in Central Texas declined between 2011 and 2013, even despite student enrollment growth.