JCPS joins campaign to keep high attendance - WDRB 41 Louisville News

JCPS joins campaign to keep high attendance

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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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