School attendance is crucial.
Missing just two days of school a month, excused or unexcused, is considered being chronically absent.
Students who are chronically absent in kindergarten are more likely to be behind in reading by 3rd grade.
By 6th grade, students who have been chronically absent are more likely to be behind in core subjects.
By 9th grade, students who have been chronically absent are more likely to drop out of high school.
Attendance really does matter!
The Lake County Office of Education will:
- Provide school districts with support services for students that are struggling with school attendance.
- Provide professional development for staff at our local school districts focused on improving attendance.
- Communicate attendance information, to help educate our community on the importance of attendance.
For more information about attendance, please visit the Attendance Works website.