Community Schools

Community Schools provide a mechanism for bringing resources together to cultivate a culture of attendance and reduce chronic absence. You can:

  • Help educate families and students about the importance of attendance and helping each other get to school.

  • Partner with schools to establish a system of incentives for good attendance and help them garner support from business partners.

  • Reach out to chronically absent students and their families to identify and address barriers to attendance.

  • Advocate for your school to set up an attendance team charged with analyzing data on chronic absence. Participate in the team and help your school community identify common barriers to getting to school and effective interventions.

  • Work with teachers to help chronically absent students make up for material they missed while they were absent.

  • Advocate for schools to track, monitor and sharing information about student attendance.

  • Work with school districts on setting attendance policies, including tardies.