Your Attendance Goal for the Upcoming School Year

As we prepare for the upcoming school year, nearly every campus will have a student attendance goal. Which will mean nothing. The brutal truth is that student attendance is not an issue at the vast majority of schools. My theory on student attendance goals is that we have them so we are assured of having…

A Superintendent Writes… Minutes Instead of Days – Part 1

In response to the 10/20/15 post, “Credits Earned – Minutes Instead of Days,” a LYS Superintendent writes the following: LYS Nation, The minutes provision was implemented in order to get around the waiver issue.  It seems to me like a complex solution to a simple problem.  The waiver process wasn’t that difficult. The new law…

A Reader Asks… High School Attendance

A reader asks the following: SC, Do you have any great ideas on how to raise attendance at the High School level? SC Response Actually I do.  As a Principal, I was an attendance fanatic, my mantra being: 1. Get them in school. 2. Get them in class. 3. Get them in college. And everyone…
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