What's different than what is already in place?

Student Attendance and Engagement Policy

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. 

This policy:

  • 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