PURVIS, Miss. (AP) - Lamar County School District officials are declaring their "Be Cool, Pack the School" day on Oct. 24 a success.
Student Services Director Wayne Folkes tells The Hattiesburg American (http://hatne.ws/SCWZTJ ) the goal was to have 100% of students at every single school that day.
Folkes says the district achieved a 97.4% attendance rate. 5 of the 13 schools had nine or fewer student absences.
He says Purvis Middle School managed to reach the 100% attendance rate when it counted in late arrivals.
Folkes said the high number of students at school on the day is good for the district and good for the students.
Information from: The Hattiesburg American, http://www.hattiesburgamerican.com
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