DETROIT (WWJ) – The Detroit Public School’s enrollment event is helping parents overcome some of the obstacles to getting their children into the classroom on the first day of school.
The purpose is to make it as easy as possible for parents to get their children back in school on that first day of class by eliminating some of the obstacles like not having school supplies, or not having up-to-date vaccination records.
WWJ’s Pat Sweeting reports, parents were able get back to school supplies and immunizations at the event.
Wendy Rushing has four children, aged four to ten says the free backpacks and school supplies will come in handy.
Rushing’s sister, who has five children, says she’s living on unemployment right now. So, she’s happy to get whatever help she can right now.
WWJ asked DPS Spokesperson Jennifer Mrozowski what would be the scenario if this was not available.
“We lost millions of dollars in funding last year alone because of our attendance issue, so attendance is critical this year,” said Mrozowski.
Detroit Children’s Museum and DPS partnered to offer free museum admission for kids, free immunizations, backpacks, flashcard kits during enrollment drive event.