A school where attendance pays – literally

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By Rebecca S. Rivas, The St. Louis American

How does an inner-city principal get her elementary students and their families to commit to attendance and good behavior?

An incentive of $300 is a good start, as Principal Natalie Means of Jefferson Elementary, 1301 Hogan St., discovered.

In the fall, Jefferson Elementary offered 25 newly enrolled students $300 if they achieved 95 percent attendance, were not suspended and their guardians attended three out of four Parent Teacher Organization meetings by the end of the fall semester….

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