Every Student, Every Day!
More than 8 million students, nationally, are chronically absent each year. Excessive absence from school, whether excused or unexcused, affects students, their classmates, the school environment, and the community. Missing just two days per month, for any reason, can make a student chronically absent. The Illinois School Code is clear in its guidance, which requires parents and guardians to ensure their children are in school every day. To assist in this effort, we're partnering with the Proviso Township Ministerial Alliance Network (PTMAN) to raise awareness on the importance of regular school attendance and to encourage EVERY Student to be in school EVERY day. We hope you'll join us in promoting regular school attendance for EVERY Student, in EVERY Classroom, EVERY Day!
When students are in school every day:
- They have access to the services and supports that are available.
- They participate in the learning activities in the classroom
- They are better connected to the school and their peers
- Students who attend school regularly are more likely to graduate and find good jobs. In fact, a high school graduate makes, on average, $1 million more over a lifetime than a student who drops out.
- Students who drop out are less likely to succeed in a career. And even those who do graduate won’t do well at work without good attendance habits. Nearly 80 percent of people in prison lack a high school diploma.
- A student who misses 10 days or more during a school year is 20 percent less likely to graduate from high school and 25 percent less likely to ever enroll in college.