SOUTH DAYTON - Pine Valley High School has a new way to track graduates after graduation.
Cathy Fabiatos, high school principal, discussed the program LifeTrack Report at a recent board meeting.
"It's something that gives a survey at the end of the year to our seniors," Fabiatos said.
The program was purchased for 2011 graduates. It gives an end-of-year survey and then two additional surveys, so they have three surveys in three years. According to Fabiatos, the survey given to the 2011 and 2012 graduates at the end of the year saw no significant changes between the two sets of results.
The next survey is sent out 18 months after graduation and then a final survey is sent out five years after graduation. The company keeps tracks of the students and sends out letters and emails to keep in contact with them.
"I'm very eager to see where these kids end up and how these kids turn out," Fabiatos said.
The program costs the district $12 per student in each graduating class. The next report for the 2011 graduates will be sent out in December to 2011 graduates. According to Fabiatos, she should have the results at the February meeting.
Fabiatos also said the first day of school went smooth.
"This year went the smoothest for opening day," she said.
Scott Burdick, elementary school principal, said a lot of new students were in attendance for the first day and the day went smoothly. The elementary school ended last year with 339 students and started the new school year with 330 students.