Student attendance continues to be a major issue in our schools. During the 2015-2016 school year, Georgia’s students missed over 13 million days of instruction due to excused and unexcused absences.
The following Attendance Works website is intended to call attention to the importance of student attendance. The “Superintendent Call to Action” contains information and suggestions, including a toolkit, to improve student attendance. Last year, Georgia was one of the leading states in the number of superintendents who signed the Call to Action to emphasize the importance of student attendance. We encourage you participate in this year’s Call to Action. http://www.attendanceworks.org/superintendents-call-to-action/
Attendance Works information can be used to focus on student attendance during September, which is National Attendance Awareness Month.
Also, information about the use of the Georgia Statewide Longitudinal Data System as a tool for tracking student attendance is attached.
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