Tahoe Truckee, California
The GLR Campaign recognizes Tahoe Truckee, California, as a 2016 Pacesetter for reporting population-level, measurable progress in school attendance and summer learning for children from low-income families.
In school attendance, the percentage of low-income students who were chronically absent decreased from 11% of students in TK (Transitional Kindergarten) through third grade in 2011–12 to 8% in 2015–16. In addition, third-grade students who attended Summer Scholars (the district’s summer school program focusing on literacy and academic intervention for students needing the greatest academic support) demonstrated average growth of .4 Independent Reading Levels (IRLs) over the summer.
The GLR Campaign also recognizes Tahoe Truckee’s exemplary efforts to implement the Campaign’s framework for success, scale and sustainability, including aligning previously disparate programs and efforts to impact Campaign solutions areas; working to integrate fragmented services to strengthen supports in the community; forging a hospital-led coalition to integrate existing dental services and fill gaps; providing a clearinghouse for local stakeholders to come together to work toward improving third-grade reading proficiency; and working strategically with affordable housing complexes to provide on-site literacy, health and wellness, and enrichment classes for children. Especially noteworthy is Tahoe Truckee’s success in developing multiyear support for these place-based supports for vulnerable children.