Missing School Matters

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Students who miss just two days of school each month of the school year struggle throughout their school years and into their adult lives. That doesn’t seem like much time away from the classroom, but it hurts. Missing school matters.

How do we get that message across? How do we alert well-intended parents that a few days off here and there can add up to a problem for their child? How do we let kids know that they could be damaging their future by cutting class or staying home at the first sign of a sniffle?

This website, and those of our partners, is one way. Another is to share the creative and innovative ways that schools across Indiana convey the message that missing school matters.
You can take those best practices and adapt them to your household and your school. Go to our best practices page to be inspired.
               

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