Rochester City School District superintendent Bolgen Vargas is urging city parents to send their children to school.
Vargas held a news conference where he pleaded to the public to get the upcoming school year off to a good start by making sure students attend school. Vargas said research shows that students who attend the first day of school are more likely to have good attendance throughout the entire school year.
"It's been said recently that education is the civil rights issue of the day," Vargas said, "so family could be part of the civil rights movement of the day and that is to send our children to school everyday."
Vargas says there are still students who haven't registered for class, which begins next Wednesday. Registration can be done at district headquarters at 131 West Broad Street.
Vargas says a small number of teachers still have not been placed for the upcoming school year. He says due to the complexity of the system there will always be a small number of teachers who aren't placed until the last minute.