Solving Chronic Absence:

Information and resources for educators and community coalitions

Models for Reducing Chronic Absence

Models Used

Across the country and within our state, models for reducing chronic absence have included those that are predominantly school-based or community-based.

School-based efforts are those where individual schools or districts organize staff, school resources and activities in ways that help reduce the portion of chronically absent students.

Community-based efforts tend to efforts organized by community coalitions that have a focus to reduce chronic absence as part of their mission. Campaign for Grade Level Reading communities are examples of this type of effort.

Each model brings with it a set of benefits and challenges that are described in this section.

Models for Reducing Chronic Absence