With the school-based model, districts and/or schools assume responsibility for reducing chronic absence. The schools may or may not work with community members (e.g., non-profit organizations, human service agencies, businesses). An example of this is the New York City School District. The New York City Principals' Guide, developed by The Children's Aid Society, provides an overview of how this work can be done.
Many actions can be incorporated into schools' ongoing responsibilities
Some actions not be part of school norms may require a bigger "lift"