Hofmeister Visits Tulsa To Stress Importance Of Summer School

Saturday, June 13th 2015, 9:13 pm
By: News On 6

The state's superintendent of schools is in Tulsa this weekend, trying to help cut back on "summer slide." Joy Hofmeister is trying to get the word out to increase summer school attendance.

She said it's even more important for those students who struggle with reading as the summer break can put them even further behind.

Volunteers are hitting the streets trying to inform folks on the benefits and logistics of attending summer school.

"I am tremendously grateful for all of the volunteers city wide that are showing up today to canvas neighborhoods," Hofmeister said.

According to Hofmeister's office, students can be set back as much as two months in their reading education over the summer.

The deadline has passed to sign up, but students who did not meet this deadline but would still like to participate in summer school still have one last chance by attending open enrollment in June.

Open enrollment is subject to each summer site's seat availability as determined by attendance numbers on the first day of summer school.

Open Enrollment Dates/Information:

June 16, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.: Open enrollment for secondary students (at the enrollment center)

June 17, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.: Open enrollment for elementary students (at the enrollment center)

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