|Month 4 in 2010-11||Month 4 in 2009-10||% increase from Month 4 in 2009-10|
The latest figures, for the fourth month of the school year (the 30 days ending Dec. 17), show overall district attendance has increased to 96.05 percent, up from 95.38 percent in 2009-10.
"This is great news. The hard work of our teachers, principals, schools, students and parents is really paying off this year," said Superintendent Bill Kowba. "While we are excited to have more than 96 percent in class or with excused absences, our goal is 100 percent. Students can't learn if they aren't in class."
In a report to the superintendent, Darryl LaGace, the district's chief information & technology officer, called the results very significant, particularly in light of the fact that attendance generally declines near the holidays.
High schools are at a notably higher rate than they have been; up 0.45 percent from the second highest percentage back in 2008-09.For more district news, subscribe to the Superintendent's Friday Notes.