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Successful 'Steps to success' program for TUSD

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -  Tucson Unified School District students are now one month into the 2014-2015 school year and a few of those students are returning to classes after dropping out, thanks to the Steps to Success program.  

According to TUSD officials there are 177 of 457 students that left school, are now back and attending classes. That is 16 more students than what officials reported in the first week of school; two students have also graduated since the program kicked off. 

The 'Steps to Success' program helped get some of these students to re-enroll.  In July several officials and volunteers knocked on doors and asked dropouts to come back to school.  

Each student that does not graduate can cost taxpayers thousands in social services, according to officials with the City of Tucson.  

The Steps to Success program highlights the importance of students returning to school, while a new program in honor of September as National Attendance Month reminds students and parents how important it is for them to not miss school. 

TUSD officials will kick off the new attendance campaign at 10 a.m. this morning at Roskruge K-8 School.  

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