A couple of students, siblings enrolled in Irving ISD, had not shown up to school for a while, either in-person or virtually. Wondering what was wrong, a member of the school district’s campus operations team scheduled a home visit and discovered that the students’ mother had lost her job, the family’s electricity had been cut off, and the refrigerator was bare, said Lance Campbell, assistant chief of campus operations and attendance initiatives for Irving ISD. Administrators jumped into action, delivering food and helping the family reconnect their electricity. By the following week, Campbell said, the students returned to school in person. Read more in this Dallas Morning News story.
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