Canutillo ISD campaigns to keep students

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Friday, August 1, 2014 - 10:38pm

The Canutillo Independent School District is launching the 'Go Canutillo' campaign Saturday, August 2, in order to keep students in the district.

The El Paso ISD announced open enrollment for the 2014/2015 school year, in order to recruit more students to make up for its $16 million budget deficit. It now joins the Ysleta ISD in offering open enrollment.

"It's impacting us in the way that we really feel an urge to tell our story, and really tell parents in our district to the kind of education and extracurricular programs that we have that really make our schools attractive," said spokesman Gustavo Reveles-Acosta.

In response, Canutillo ISD's launching their initivative at the Cimarron Park on Paseo Del Norte and Via Canutillo Drives in Northwest El Paso from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in order to sway parents to stay put.

At the event, schools will be able to present to parents testing scores, and showcase extracurricular activities.

Reveles-Acosta says Canutillo offers more individualized education, being a smaller school district. Canutillo ISD, as of October 2013, had just more than 6,000 students. El Paso ISD has ten times that, with more than 61,000 students.

"We want to keep our students who live inside lines here, because they're good schools and because we need them to be a part of our family," said Reveles-Acosta.

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