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  1. 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!

  2. 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.

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    • 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.

  3. 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.

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    • 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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?

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    • 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 More

      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 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).