PRESTONSBURG – Floyd County Superintendent Dr. Henry Webb has announced that Betsy Layne High School and John M. Stumbo Middle School have been recognized as Regional High Attendance Day winners. High Attendance Day was a state wide competition held on Thursday, Sept. 24.
Betsy Layne High School’s attendance on September 24 was 98.45 percent. BLHS is competing in the Small High School category. Stumbo’s attendance that day was 100 percent. Stumbo is competing in the Small Middle category. The region consists of Floyd County, Pike County, Pikeville Independent, Johnson County, Magoffin County and Martin County.
The competition for the highest average student attendance for the day included all public schools in Kentucky. The Kentucky Directors of Pupil Personnel (KDPP) sponsors the statewide competition, highlighting the importance of school attendance. A cash prize of $500 is awarded to winners in each category (elementary, middle and high school).
“The board team and I congratulate Betsy Layne High School and John M. Stumbo Elementary for their continued focus on attendance,” Superintendent Webb commented. “We know that the more KIDS are in school, the more opportunities they will have to learn and Betsy Layne’s and Stumbo’s regular good attendance mirrors the assessment scores for these two schools. Stumbo Middle is ranked #1 in the state and Betsy Layne High is ranked #26 in the state. Congratulations again Betsy Layne and Stumbo for continuing to strive for excellence in all areas for kids.”