Students from three Racine Unified schools are eagerly awaiting the results of a community-wide vote to decide which of their anti-truancy videos is the best.

This annual contest from the Racine Truancy Committee got its start three years ago as a way for district faculty and staff to get students involved in spreading the message of why school attendance is so important.

For the 2015-2016 school year, six schools – involving more than 1,000 students – created videos. Members of the community, district staff and members of the Board of Education took on the job of narrowing the entries down to a final three, according to a press release from the Racine Police Department.

Voting is open, and the winner will be announced at a special event at 6 p.m. May 5 at the Golden Rondelle, 1525 Howe Street. Click here to cast a vote for the video with the best message.

The truancy committee is comprised of members from Racine Unified, the Racine Public Defenders Office, Professional Services Group, and Racine Police Officers, the release reads.

 

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