School Attendance

Chronic absence can be a sign of families and neighborhoods in need of support. Often, school attendance is an early warning of challenging social, economic and health conditions that communities need to be aware of.

In the early grades, frequent absences rob students of the time they need to develop skills in important areas like literacy and put them dramatically behind their peers.

Kindergartners who miss 10% of school days have lower academic performance when they reach 1st grade.