Yeah, it is, so that's when I go walk the halls and see children it kind of reminds me of why I came into this business in the first place.
If Barrett puts the numbers aside and looks at people, what does she see?
When I was talking to two young ladies [at East High] yesterday, they don't know who I am.
A succession of principals, eight in the past 21 years, have not been able to substantially raise the levels.
For the past school year, 2015-2016, the average composite ACT score at East was 15.7.
" Wraparound services are generally thought of as comprehensive plans that address multiple life situations across home, school, and community, including living environment; basic needs; safety; and social, emotional, educational, spiritual, and cultural needs (Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports, 2017).
It often includes things such as primary health, mental health, and dental care, family engagement, including adult education, preschool learning, academic enrichment, expanded after school learning time or summer programming, mentoring, and post secondary education and career options awareness (National Education Association, date unknown).
Barrett thinks the wider scope of services should extend beyond the East High families.
" I believe reaching to the middle schools that should feed East.
"Over the past few years there have definitely been organizations like Peer Power and First Baptist Broad and I mean various organizations that have just poured in resources and people into that school and will continue to do so.