September is #AttendanceAwarenessMonth

SEPTEMBER is #AttendanceAwarenessMonth

Dr. Aaron L. Fleming signed the Proclamation designating September 2022 as Attendance Awareness Month, and a time for individuals and organizations to learn about attendance issues, absenteeism, and the effects attendance can have on academic performance and success.

School attendance is essential to academic success, but too often students, parents, and schools don’t realize how quickly absences, excused or unexcused, can add up to academic trouble. Chronic absence— missing just 18 days per school year— can lead to third graders being unable to master reading, sixth graders failing courses, and ninth-graders dropping out of high school.

Harnett County Schools is committed to supporting student attendance and combating absenteeism. Our school social workers work with school staff, students, and parents to remove barriers that may negatively impact student attendance. These efforts support student learning and social, emotional and academic success of all students!

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