What's different than what is already in place?
This is the province’s first provincewide student attendance policy. It will mean a consistent approach to managing student attendance for all students across the province.
- sets a clear expectation that students come to school regularly and on time
- describes a mix of supports, incentives and consequences that can improve attendance
- shifts some of the work from teachers, to students, families and community partners to take more responsibility
- respects the professional judgment of teachers and principals, and leaves final decisions around attendance with the school