• Attendance Counts Initiative

     

    The School Attendance Counts Initiative is one of the attendance improvement strategies outlined in the district’s Comprehensive Attendance Improvement Plan. This strategy is designed to educate students, parents and community members of the importance of school attendance and provide support services to eliminate barriers that hinder regular school attendance. Regular school attendance translates into a better opportunity for academic success. Research has shown that “students with higher absenteeism rates” perform lower than peers that attend school (Ginsburg, Jordan, and Chang, 2014). The goal of the initiative is to get both parents and students involved in students’ daily attendance to increase student success. The initiative approaches achieving this goal through the following strategies:

     

    Attendance Counts Initiative

     

    Attendance Improvement Plan