San Antonio Dropout Prevention Summit


The City of San Antonio, nonprofits and local school districts launched a new collaborative effort aimed at taking action to reduce the dropout rate. Speakers included Mayor Julian Castro, Edgewood ISD Superintendent Dr. Elizabeth P. Garza and San Antonio ISD Superintendent Dr. Robert J. Duron. A series of work groups were formed to proceed in understanding and filling gaps in student support services. Mentoring will be a major first focus of the initiative. A parent engagement training will be held as a next step. Ongoing efforts will be managed by the City of San Antonio’s Office of Community Engagement.