“Typically, there is a achievement gap between our Caucasian students and minority students. We’ve learned that our Caucasian males living in poverty really struggle the most. That’s an area we’re targeting now.”
One way the district will be helping more students to graduate is to introduce an early college high school model at the Area 31 Career Center.
“That will address the segment of our population that will be pursuing a technical career,” Butts said.