Attendance Matters

Chronic absenteeism is defined as a student missing 10% or more of the school year for any reason, such as an illness, family issues or disciplinary actions (excused and unexcused).

  • Missing 4 days a quarter/month may not seem like much, but it can quickly add up. 
  • Missing school in early grades can lead to long-term effects.
  • Chronic absenteeism can have a negative impact on academic performance, especially in math and reading skills.
    • When younger children miss these important skills, it makes catching up harder.
Absenteeism Infographic