Daily attendance in school is a critical component of a child's educational process. The Nevada Department of Education has begun its process of looking at chronic absenteeism and its effect on student learning. Chronic absenteeism is defined as the accumulation of days absent from school for any reason for 10% or more of the child's enrolled days in school.
The definition of chronic absenteeism is as follows:
A student is absent if he/she is not physically on school grounds and is not participating in instruction or instruction-related activities at an approved off-grounds location for the school day. Chronically absent students include students who are absent for any reason, regardless of whether absences are excused or unexcused. Students who are absent 10% or more of their enrolled school days are considered chronically absent.
A student at Innovations will count as a student absent if he/she misses 50% or more of the school day. Chronically absent students include students who are absent for any reason (illness, suspension, the need to care for a family member, etc.) regardless of whether absences are excused or unexcused.
Innovations has developed an Attendance Monitoring Team to review student attendance and serve as a primary point of contact for students missing school consistently. Notification of benchmarked days of absence are noted for parent convenience.