Addressing chronic absence is not typically a solo sport. Our work has shown that the best efforts to reduce chronic absence involve a whole school, district or community. The good news is that when schools and communities work together to provide a comprehensive, tiered system of supports to students and families—that address the reasons for student absences—they can turn chronic absence around.
By working together, all of us—educators, schools, public officials, public agencies, civic organizations, businesses, philanthropic groups, families and students—can help all children get to school every day so they have an opportunity to learn, flourish and realize their dreams.
Attendance Works has developed a variety of resources and strategies for numerous stakeholders. Choose from the list below to find out what each stakeholder can do.