Community Toolkit to Address and Eliminate Chronic Absenteeism

The U.S. Departments of Education (ED), Health and Human Services (HHS), Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and Justice (DOJ) have developed this toolkit. The assembled materials support coordinated community action that addresses local chronic absenteeism's underlying causes affecting millions of children in our nation's public schools each year.

Attendance Works

Improving attendance and reducing chronic absence is not rocket science, but it does take commitment, collaboration, and tailored approaches to each school community's particular challenges and strengths.