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Wisconsin public schools share responsibility with families and guardians to ensure school-age children are enrolled in and attending appropriate educational programs. Good attendance in the early years also predicts good attendance rates throughout a student’s K-12 education. Data reveal that repeated early absence has negative educational implications for children.
Getting all students to create good attendance habits from the start is key to increasing the number of students who graduate from school ready for college and careers. Attendance habits that are established by the second grade can have lifelong effects on our children and their chance for success, but improving attendance rates at any point – in any grade has positive outcomes for students and schools.