New incentive program increasing attendance in Alaska

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

The first year of the Anchorage School District's perfect-attendance incentive program to get kids to come to school every day is almost over -- and students and staff say it's working.

According to ASD, some 12,813 elementary students and 444 high-schoolers are still eligible for a Disneyland vacation or a free car. At SAVE (Specialized Academic Vocational Education) High School, where attendance is a big issue, seeing five students still in the running is a big deal.

It's been a long four years of high school for Justus Easley. After barely getting by at Dimond High School, he came to SAVE this school year with about 10 credits.

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