What about kids that don't come to class because they don't have supports at home?
Student attendance is a team effort and requires the support of principals, teachers, parents, students and the community.
Increased attention to attendance and better understanding around the reason for an absence will help identify when a student or family needs support. Community partners outside the school are expected to provide those supports when the needs are identified.
Building on what is in place now, we are exploring opportunities to partner with the Departments of Community Services, Health and Wellness, and Justice to develop a pilot aimed at connecting students and families with the additional supports they need to help them improve their attendance. This work is under way.