At the Pittsburgh Public Schools board meeting tonight, board member Mark Brentley Sr. announced that 6,314 men participated in the 15th annual Take a Father to School Day on May 17, the highest number yet.
The tally showed that the biggest participation was in K-5 schools with 2,941 men, followed by K-8 schools with 2,263 men. The smallest was in high schools, with 23 men. The school with the highest number was Pittsburgh Brookline PreK-8 with 403 men.
Mr. Brentley distributed a report that recommended a kick-off event in the fall so that fathers could be engaged throughout the year. The report also urged partnerships with organizations to help create yearlong events.
Education writer Eleanor Chute: firstname.lastname@example.org, 412-263-1955 or Twitter @Eleanor_Chute.