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The Santa Clara County Office of Education (SCCOE) is committed to serving, inspiring, and promoting student and public school success.
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Dan Sackheim, California Department of Educationdsackhei@cde.ca.govEducational Programs ConsultantEducational Options OfficeEquity BranchCalifornia Department of Education1430 N Street, Suite 4202Sacramento, CA 95814
Chronic absenteeism is when students miss 10% or more school days of the school year. During the 2020-21 school year, nationwide, there were at least 10.1 million students who were chronically absent.
Learn more about chronic absenteeism at the Attendance Works website.
The SCCOE has partnerships with school districts, community-based organizations, and medical facilities to help families meet youth’s medical needs. To learn more, visit the SCCOE Physical Health & Wellness website: Or visit the Attendance Works website.
This month is an opportunity to learn more about why attendance matters and how to prevent chronic absenteeism. Studies have shown that the more days of school youth attend, the better the chances they will graduate not only high school but college. To learn more about the research, visit the Attendance Works website.
There are long-term positive outcomes for youth who attend school each day. Creating routines for strong attendance can help youth avoid chronic absenteeism. To learn more about the benefits or how you can create strong attendance routines, visit the SCCOE Attendance Matters website.