The Be Present for a Better Future attendance campaign was launched to improve student attendance in the Dayton Public Schools by addressing one of the most significant barriers to student achievement: chronic absenteeism.
Chronic absenteeism refers to missing 10% or more of the school year for any reason (excused and unexcused absences), which varies based on the number of days there have been at any point in the year. Chronically absent students are less likely to be good readers, are less likely to graduate and are less likely to attend college or get a career after high school.
Dayton Public Schools has joined the Stay in the Game! Network in our efforts to increase student attendance and engagement locally. The network works with Dayton Public Schools to prioritize attendance and engagement and build capacity to address chronic absenteeism through a peer-to-peer learning and action network. Stay in the Game! provides attendance-related supports, tools, and campaign materials.
District Goal: 95% attendance rate