Districts saw a significant increase in chronic absenteeism during the pandemic, and levels still remain high. We know that chronic absenteeism in early childhood will result in students who cannot read on grade level by the end of third grade. We know that irregular attendance has a direct impact on whether or not a student will graduate from high school. In an recent national survey, school district leaders reported three urgent issues: climate and culture, staff retention, and learning loss. Student absenteeism attributes to each of these.
How do we begin to collectively develop structures and systems to address gaps in attendance? How do we track chronic absenteeism and design supports to counter-act? Do you have a toolkit of strategies for how to talk about why attendance is vital with students and parents?
Join Besty Conners as she answers and provide options for how you can immediately begin to address absenteeism and put in place proactive supports and structures.
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