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'We can't teach them if they're not here' Wayman Tisdale Fine Arts Academy makes strides in combating chronic absenteeism

Teachers at Wayman Tisdale Fine Arts Academy greet students as they walk into the elementary school every morning. Some give fist-bumps. Others stick with high-fives. Either way, the kids love it. “I will tell you that if you’re in our halls, you’ll see students smiling,” Principal Elaine Buxton said. “They’re really understanding that they have people that love them and care about them.”


 

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