Interactive Map: California's chronically absent students in 2017-18 May 30, 2019Yuxuan Xie And Daniel J. Willis8 Comments Yuxuan Xie And Daniel J. WillisMay 30, 20198 Comments Comments (8) Leave a Comment Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * * Click here to cancel reply. Name * Mail * Website Comment Comments Policy We welcome your comments. All comments are moderated for civility, relevance and other considerations. Click here for EdSource's Comments Policy. Tara Crim 2 months ago2 months ago Is there any way to find out what schools are included in the district? Specifially, I’m looking for Nevada Joint Union High School District. Thanks! Mary 2 months ago2 months ago Rural – means not a huge population. Death Valley Unified has a total of 36 students enrolled during the year and 15 of them are counted as chronically absent. Any change under this small group of students would significantly impact the rate. Replies Marty 2 months ago2 months ago DVUSD tries very hard to see that families are getting their needs met both at home and in school. Which in turn creates a very supported environment. Logistics and employment opportunities or lack thereof play a large factor. Bessie Shorty 3 months ago3 months ago Please include Del Norte Unified School District in your data collection. Del Norte is one of the most poverty stricken communities, most rural, and 3 Tribes are represented. Thank you. Replies Justin Allen 2 months ago2 months ago Del Norte is of course important to include, and was included on the map, but temporarily wasn’t visible due to cropping on some screens. We resolved the issue – thanks for bringing it to our attention, Bessie. Carol Ray 3 months ago3 months ago Our Fontana schools do not have this problem. As for those in other areas I have no comments. Dr. Kenneth Witte 3 months ago3 months ago It would be really interesting to understand what the school district with the low Absentee rate are doing. I know that the County District Attorney plays a big part, demographics, etc. So the low rate is a result of SARB or SART? School board policy and implementation? Motivation and extrinsic rewards? Replies C Maehr 3 months ago3 months ago Our school district has a 5% rate. They have a truancy counselor that actually helps connect families to services. Often the reason for absence is related to transportation, poverty or health issues and parents don’t know what help to ask for. Also, kids with severe anxiety or health issues can be set up with homebound/hospital-teaching (5 hrs per week), an IEP, accommodations, or online classwork so that they are not considered absent even though not … Read MoreOur school district has a 5% rate. They have a truancy counselor that actually helps connect families to services. Often the reason for absence is related to transportation, poverty or health issues and parents don’t know what help to ask for. Also, kids with severe anxiety or health issues can be set up with homebound/hospital-teaching (5 hrs per week), an IEP, accommodations, or online classwork so that they are not considered absent even though not physically there. Some districts provide a modest fund to parents for homeschooling. As an advocate, Ive attended truancy court and the vast majority are poor families without housing/transportation or kids with severe school anxiety who should have special education supports (which many districts fail to provide for mental health disabilities).