Why a policy now? What happened?

Topic: 
Student Attendance and Engagement Policy
Body: 

Teachers want to see their students succeed and we know that student success is linked to regular student attendance. Yet too many students are missing too much school. More than 25 per cent miss more than 16 days each year.

Teachers are telling us that attendance problems are getting worse, with many students skipping school because they don’t face any consequences.   

We also know employers want students to learn good work habits in school that they will carry with them into the workplace.