Advocate for a School-Wide Approach

What can educators do if their schools do not have an attendance team or lack the resources to help a student improve his or her attendance? If you have made every effort and still more needs to be done in order for your students to attend school, it’s time to advocate for a school-wide approach. If you are an educator in this position, explore with others if absenteeism is an issue that they too are struggling with in their classrooms. It’s highly unlikely that absenteeism is isolated to one classroom in a school. Approach your principal to see how he or she can help.

Principals are essential for initiating a school-wide attendance strategy! Our Leading Attendance: A Toolkit for Principals has ideas to help principals. Click on the titles below to learn more:

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Section E. Toolkit resources