There are many reasons students miss school, but districts often can directly impact their students’ attendance. By using data to identify and support students who may need extra support and services, districts can target supports to get students to school every day.
In December 2016, the Ohio General Assembly passed House Bill 410 to encourage and support a preventative approach to excessive absences and truancy. Beginning with the 2017-2018 school year, several changes take effect across the state. Districts, including Green Local Schools, will amend or adopt policies that outline their interventions and plans for students who miss too much school.
While it remains uncertain if additional changes will be mandated from the Ohio Department of Education, the District is providing our families with guidance on the current student absences requirements.