Kitikmeot School Operations calls upon community to help improve school attendance

October 18, 2017

The Executive Director of Kitikmeot School Operations appeared before the Kitikmeot region’s annual meeting of mayors this month to urge attendees to find ways of ensuring that kids in their communities attend school. “We really need to unite everyone possible,” said Catherine Keeling, who added that the District Education Authorities (DEAs) and schools are doing everything they can to improve attendance. “The DEA and principal/school team are required to create and implement a policy to promote attendance in their community,” said Keeling, noting that a community-wide effort is now needed to improve attendance, which could include consultations to identify barriers to students attending school. Nunatsiaq Online