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Edinburg CISD launches Project Gateway 2019
Parental Involvement Assistants will be going door-to-door through northern Hidalgo County neighborhoods on Wednesday as part of Project Gateway 2019. The project is aimed at recruiting students who have not reported back for the 2019-2020 school year.
Edinburg CISD initiated Project Gateway approximately 10 years ago, which has been very successful. More than 1,000 students have returned and earned a high school diploma since the program’s inception in January 2010.
This year, the Parental Involvement Assistants will also help to identify migrant students to encourage them to come back to school and to make sure that they are up to date with credits for graduation.
“We want to make sure that migrant students are aware of all of the services that are available to them, including, clothing, school supplies and several academic resources,” Parental Involvement Department Coordinator Sandra Rodriguez said.
Many migrant students enroll in other schools when they travel up north with their families and take on jobs in the agriculture or fishing industries.
Some of the programs available to the migrant students, include assistance with obtaining concurrent enrollment and dual credit courses, participation in Advanced Placement classes, and support with taking entrance exams.
Members of the media wanting to go door-to-door with Parental Involvement teams are asked to meet by 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday in the Economedes High School library, located at 1414 N. Alamo Road in Edinburg.