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.