Thank YOU all who attended the 2016 Central Texas Attendance Rally on the Terrace of the Long Center to make sure that our region knows we support student success and that when students miss school, they miss out! It was an Austin cool morning filled with the beautiful sounds of the Los Lobos Mariachi Band from Hays CISD and the steel drum band the Steel Cardinals from Del Valle ISD!
Our rally co-chairs were fabulous, fun, and brought a lot of heart to leading the rally, thanks Superintendent Kelly Crook of Del Valle ISD and Pete Inman of Camino Real Financial Services.
Our special thanks to Austin Mayor Steve Adler for delivering the opening remarks and for introducing and honoring the superintendents from the region who attended the rally: Dr. Steve Murray (Bastrop ISD), Dr. Kelly Crook (Del Valle ISD), Dr. Jodi Duron (Elgin ISD), Dr. Tom Leonard (Eanes ISD), Dr. Mike McKie (Hays CISD), Dr. Susan Bohn (Lockhart ISD). And for introducing the three new superintendents to our region: Dr. Royce Avery (Manor ISD), Dr. Michael Cardona (San Marcos ISD), and Dr. Dan Troxell (Leander ISD).
Thanks also to the following media outlets for covering the rally today: KXAN News, Fox News, News 8 Austin, KUT News, The Austin-American Statesman, and Community Impact Newspaper.
And a warm thanks to our sponsors and partners for the success of the rally: AARO, Attendance Works, Austin Diagnostic Clinic, Central Health, Children’s Optimal Health, City of Austin, Healthy Schools LLC, Maxwell, Locke & Ritter, New York Life, St. David’s Foundation, Schoolhouse Pediatrics, Seton Healthcare Family, and Superior HealthPlan.
Here are some photos from today’s rally!
With our gratitude for your support of the 2016 regional Attendance Rally! Have a wonderful school year, everyone!