One of ten schools in California have high levels of chronic absence. That’s according to a new report from Attendance Works, The Center for Regional Change at U.C. Davis and Children Now.
The report shows nearly all schools across the state are impacted by chronic absence, which is defined as any student missing 10 percent or more of their school days for any reason.
The education director for Children Now, Brad Strong, said in the report, “High levels of chronic absence in a school are a red alert for systematic barriers to daily attendance occurring at home, in the community, within the school or a combination of all. It is a sign that additional support from the district, other public agencies and community partners is needed to address those barriers.”