In an effort to bring up attendance at one local school district, officials are offering incentives to students. According to News Channel 13, school officials at Albany Central School District and William Hackett Middle School announced a campaign to highlight the importance of attendance. They feel that if attendance is up, the better chance at students receiving an education. They also know that this will shed light on why some students aren't coming to school.

The incentive program will offer a variety of gift cards for students at the school store to use to have lunch with the principal or a teacher. There will also be an incentive to attend school and earn points where there will be an opportunity to earn a bicycle once per quarter to students that have high attendance.

The district feels that this program will not only raise attendance but also have students better prepared for their future.