W.Va. Schools Chief Emphasizes Good Attendance


Kids in Wayne County are already back in school. State Superintendent Michael Martirano joined them today to emphasize the importance of good attendance.

Martirano was at Kellogg Elementary in Westmoreland to begin a statewide initiative toward good attendance in school. Martirano took part in an assembly at the school on the second day of classes in Wayne County, which went a half day on Friday.

Students who achieved perfect attendance during last school year were recognized as well. Martirano says never has been more important to be in class every day. 

Attendance matters, students need to be in school every day, they need to take advantage of full educational activities that are occurring in our classrooms and the research proves that when students miss school they fall further behind. – Superintendent Michael Martirano

Twenty-six different counties across the state will start school this week. 

  State Superintendent Michael Martirano singing with students at Kellogg Elementary. He visited the school to talk about a new attendance initiative. A video posted by West Virginia Public News (@wvpublicnews) on Aug 10, 2015 at 11:38am PDT