Photo by Julia Hart
Grandview High School Principal Kim Casey, right, talks with freshman Jorge Najera and his mother Maggie Najera following last Tuesday night’s “Meet and Greet the New Principal” meeting. Casey will meet with parents again tonight at 5 p.m. in the high school cafeteria.
As of Wednesday, February 10, 2016
GRANDVIEW Her door is always open to parents and, more than anything, she wants to communicate with the parents of the 850 high school students in her charge.
Kim Casey, 50, who was just named Grandview High School principal met with more than 50 parents during a “meet and greet” held last night at the high school cafeteria.
“Going to the see the principal doesn’t have to be a bad thing, Casey told parents last night.
“I want to see this room filled with parents when we have this type of town hall meetings,” she said. “I can’t do this job with your support.”
Casey encouraged parents to make sure their students attend school every day of the 180 school days required by the district.
“If I were to miss as many days as some of our students, I wouldn’t have a job,” Casey said.
The state says students can miss up to 18 days a school year, but data shows that students who have higher attendance rates are more likely to graduate on time, Casey explained.
“School is your children’s job, she said. “They have to be in school to learn and to graduate on time,” she added.
Grandview parents will have another opportunity to meet Casey tonight at 5 p.m.
Casey has been a district administrator for 10 years, most recently as Compass High School principal.