Live at 7 on Local 4+: Kimberly Gill hosts Detroit townhall on school attendance crisis

Attendance Townhall. (WDIV)

For the past month I’ve been doing stories highlighting the issue of chronic absenteeism in the Detroit Public Schools Community District.

Chronic absenteeism is defined as missing at least 10 percent of days in a school year for any reason whether excused or unexcused. It has a huge effect on student achievement and DPSCD is taking some aggressive steps to reverse it.

Tonight at 7 p.m., streaming on Local 4+, I’ll be hosting a town hall to discuss this issue. It’s something I’m very passionate about as it effects our entire community.

For the discussion, I’ll be joined by DPSCD Superintendent Dr. Nikolai Vitti and other school leaders working to tackle the problem.

The town hall is open to the public and will be held at Mumford High School tonight from 7pm-8pm. If you can’t join in person, I invite you to live stream on Local 4+ right here, or download it for free on your smart TV device.

About the Author:

You can watch Kimberly Gill weekdays anchoring Local 4 News at 5 p.m., 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. and streaming live at 10 p.m. on Local 4+. She's an award-winning journalist who finally called Detroit home in 2014. Kim has won Regional Emmy Awards, and was part of the team that won the National Edward R. Murrow Award for Best Newscast in 2022.