School Attendance Matters (SAM)

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Students who frequently miss school fall behind academically. While caused by a variety of factors, poor attendance makes it difficult for children to succeed in school, limiting their options for future success.  

We collaborate with schools, law enforcement, community agencies and child protection to intervene early. Our goal is to understand the reasons children are missing school and work with students and their families to remove those barriers so they are present every day and succeed in school and in life.

Ensuring children attend

Compulsory Education Law

Consequences for not following the law