Attendance and Truancy

Empty Classroom Seat

Every day a student is absent is a lost opportunity for learning and connecting with others. Unfortunately, attendance rates have decreased in the last few years. Many factors contribute to reasons students may not attend, including factors related to the student, the family, the school, and the community or society at large. While teachers play a key role, everyone in the school building— from the principal to the front office to the cafeteria—plays a role in teaching and promoting attendance.

This page includes information and resources for schools and families to improve student attendance. Together, we can help all students improve attendance and achieve the full benefit our schools have to offer in Davis School District.