LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- JCPS is now part of a national campaign emphasizing the importance of going to school every day.
JCPS Superintendent Donna Hargens, signed her name to support a national campaign called Attendance Works.
The campaign defines chronic absenteeism as missing 10% or more of school for any reason -- excused or not excused.
Attendance Works says that as early as pre-K, chronic absence can predict poor attendance and academic performance in later years.
By the time students reach sixth grade, missing that much school is a leading indicator that the student will drop out of high school.
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