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School attendance is crucial.

Chronic absence is described as missing 10 percent of the school year—or about 18 days – for any reason, excused or unexcused.  

When students improve their attendance rates, they improve their academic prospects and chances of graduating.  This matters to everyone in the community, not just those with school-age children.

Addressing chronic absence is a key component of improving graduation rates, increasing academic achievement and giving young people the best chance at success in their adult life and becoming active members of their communities.

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.


Ana Santana
Healthy Start Program Director
(707) 262-4153

Roxanne Morris
Site Supervisor