The Sevier County School System is focusing on improving student attendance across our district. Research shows student attendance in school is linked to a child's academic success, and we cannot emphasize enough the importance of attending school. The US Department of Education states, "Students who are chronically absent- meaning they miss at least 15 days of school in a year- are at serious risk of falling behind in school" (CITE). Per the Every Student Succeeds Act, many states are required to report chronic absenteeism data annually. Here is what we know:
Attendance Works. 10 facts about school attendance. (n.d.). Retrieved August 31, 2022, from https://www.attendanceworks.
US Department of Education. (n.d.). Chronic absenteeism in the nation's schools. Chronic Absenteeism in the Nation's Schools. Retrieved August 31, 2022, from https://www2.ed.gov/datastory/