Originally published on Wed November 9, 2011 6:53 pm
Kids aren't usually eager to wake up and get to school in the morning. They might be, though, if their favorite musician or professional athlete called to coax them out of bed â€” or if a shiny new bike were on the line.
At least, that's what adults in Seattle think. So the city has a new plan to improve school attendance.
Isaac Bennett, 16, lives a few houses down from his high school in north Seattle. Yet the junior didn't make it there very often last year.
"I had like 167 absences for sophomore year, which wasn't good," he says with a laugh.