Harrison County School District

Harrison County School District with multiple community partners. Combatting chronic absenteeism and raising attendance rates through a district-wide campaign.

With the goal of generating excitement about good attendance around our schools and across the community, the Harrison County School District implemented the Count Me In! campaign. The district reached out to businesses and organizations to obtain incentives to encourage and reward students, teachers, and schools achieving the highest attendance rates. To keep the momentum going, a “Count Me In” awards presentation and business recognition ceremony was held midway through the campaign. Fifteen schools received plaques, certificates and prizes as they were recognized before the Harrison County School Board.

The Count Me In! campaign made a big difference, not just in numbers, but in overall district morale.

Governor's Awards by year