SOESD partners with component districts to analyze data, determine and mitigate barriers that lead to chronic absenteeism, and support inclusive, safe, and welcoming environments conducive to learning for all students and staff.
SOESD also assists districts with Attendance Audit services to help schools analyze their own attendance systems and create action plans for systematically improving attendance supports for students.

Evidence shows that students who attend school regularly

  • achieve better grades
  • perform more successfully on tests
  • are more successful after high school graduation, and
  • become responsible, productive citizens.