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Daily Attendance Matters

tchurchill Tue, 12/05/2017 - 2:16pm
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Meridian Community,

Over the last four years Meridian School District has seen a double digit increase in the number of students who are chronically absent from school.

The term chronically absent refers to students who miss 10% (18 days) or more in a school year regardless of whether or not the absence was excused or unexcused.  (These are not the students who are occasionally absent for health reasons and are absent less than 10% of the time.)

At this point we are still doing better than the state average, however, Meridian’s percentage of students who are chronically absent has increased from 6.7% in 2013/14 to 13.3% in 2016/17

Students do better in school when they are in school.

In order to reverse Meridian's student absentee trend, I am asking each parent/guardian in Meridian to send your child to school each and every day. 

Missing school should be the rare exception for health reasons.  

The attached flier was mailed out recently. 

As always, please contact me at tchurchill@meridian.wednet.edu or 360.398.7111 for questions or to request more information.



Tom Churchill, Superintendent