SCHOOL ATTENDANCE NEEDS TO START WELL
The Stanislaus County Office of Education launched a countywide initiative last year called Destination Graduation, with the goal of increasing the percentage of students who graduate from local high schools.
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Absenteeism during the first month of school can predict poor attendance patterns throughout the year. Research shows that nine out of 10 students who missed more than four days that month were chronically absent that year.
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Source: Attendance Works – Why Attendance Matters: Improving Student Attendance