Ashbel Smith Elementary receives a check for $500 from Goose Creek CISD administrators for improving 1.26 percent from last year’s first six weeks attendance. The school showed the greatest improvement across all elementary campuses, increasing from 96.04 percent to 97.30 percent attendance. Pictured are (back, from left) Dr. Melissa Duarte, deputy superintendent for curriculum and instruction; Becky Robins, director of curriculum and instruction; Margie Grimes, chief financial officer; Dr. Anthony Price, deputy superintendent for administrative services; Matt Flood, chief technology officer; Kay Cruz, Ashbel Smith Elementary principal; (front, from left) fifth-graders Elijah Castro, Erick Samuel, Valeria Contreras and Caden Bludworth.

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