Interactive Map: California's chronically absent students in 2017-18 May 30, 2019Yuxuan Xie And Daniel J. Willis9 Comments Yuxuan Xie And Daniel J. WillisMay 30, 20199 Comments Comments (9) Leave a Comment Your email address will not be published.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. Daniel Ho-Ching 1 month ago1 month ago It’d be interested to know the breakdown of attendance by sub-groups (Latino, Asian, Caucasian, Pacific Islanders…) Tara Crim 10 months ago10 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 10 months ago10 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 10 months ago10 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 10 months ago10 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 10 months ago10 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 10 months ago10 months ago Our Fontana schools do not have this problem. As for those in other areas I have no comments. Dr. Kenneth Witte 11 months ago11 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 10 months ago10 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).