Dropout tracking restored

Washoe school superintendent Traci Davis has gotten off to a fast start.

Attending a meeting of the local NAACP chapter with school board member Veronica Frenkel, Davis said, in answer to a question, that she has put an end to the practice of dropping some students from tracking of graduation rates.

Critics accused former superintendent Heath Morrison of inflating graduation rates (“Hiding in plain sight,” RN&R, March 27, 2014) by eliminating dropouts from tracking if they subsequently get into alternative institutions or Washoe High School.

Davis said, “Traci Davis never wipes students out of the system.”

An interview with Davis can be found on page 31.