Love to Read?
Literacy Volunteers Are Needed
Did you know in Northwest Louisiana last year more than 33-percent of third graders were not reading fluently? This percentage translates into an alarming 2,133 students in our community who are not reading proficiently. Sadly, these children are four times more likely to drop out of school than their literate peers.
With your help, we hope to change that.
Bossier, Caddo, Desoto and Webster Parish Schools have partnered with Step Forward, a cradle-to-career initiative, to improve the outcomes for children and youth in our area. Step Forward utilizes a “collaborative impact” approach – where business, education, civic, non-profit, and faith-based sectors work together to create action plans focused on some critical developmental points in a child’s journey to adulthood.
So where do you fit in? One way Step Forward addresses the literacy issue is by recruiting and training school-based volunteers to work with third grade students who need extra support and practice reading. Every single one of those 2,133 students needs and deserves the opportunity to work with a literacy volunteer.
Please help by attending one of the informational meetings being held June 25 and July 2 to learn how easy it is to make a difference in a child’s future. Click here to learn more. Training will begin July 13.
For more information, please contact Laura Alderman with Step Forward at (318) 221-0582 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Out of District School Transfer Request Forms
Out of District Forms will be available at all schools and centers Friday, May 1, 2015.
Deadline to submit: Majority to Minority (M/M)
Monday, June 1, 2015
Deadline to submit all other request:
Monday, July 20, 2015
Forms must be returned to:
Bossier Parish School Board/Annex II
P.O. Box 2000
Benton, LA 71006
Forms will not be accepted after the deadline