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Good Apple Award

Hemet Unified School District is nominating Deputy District Attorney Alavi for a Good Apple Award for his commitment to the students and families of the Hemet Unified School District. Mr. Alavi, is truly a compassionate man when working to support our families in improving student attendance, yet when needed he can also be firm and forceful in application of the law. Encouraging regular school attendance is one of the most powerful ways you can prepare your child for success—both in school and in life. When you make school attendance a priority, you help your child get better grades, develop healthy life habits, avoid dangerous behavior and have a better chance of graduating from high school. Amir Alavi is an individual who has helped Hemet Unified School District put teeth behind our enforcement policies when efforts to promote positive school attendance have been unsuccessful.

 

Throughout last year, it was not unusual to see Mr. Alavi on the campus at Hemet High School accompanying the probation officer to meet with students assigned to the Youth Accountability Team. He would also meet with our parents during the mediation process and in SARB meetings, but his purpose was always the same – he wanted our kids in school. He wanted our kids to be the best that they possibly could be so that they

could have the best opportunities in their future and he would tell the students and their families that was the purpose for his time with them. Mr. Alavi is always offering his time to support real issues that are relevant to students, including participating in a recorded interview on the topic of “Sexting” that was played on our bulletin and remains on our school website today. Additionally, I caught Mr. Alavi trying to “pop” in on campus one day last year. When I struck up a conversation with him, he said he was just here to drop off an alarm clock to a student who needed help getting to school on time. That is just one of many examples of a man, who could “punish” students and families, going out of his way to assist them. He always says, "Let me know what I can do to help."

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