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District Attendance Report August 26, 2010 1 CONNIE A. VELA, DIRECTOR OF STUDENT SERVICES CARLOS RIOS, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF COMPLIANCE & ACCOUNTABILITY.

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1 District Attendance Report August 26, CONNIE A. VELA, DIRECTOR OF STUDENT SERVICES CARLOS RIOS, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF COMPLIANCE & ACCOUNTABILITY

2 Attendance Trends 2 Source: IT Principal’s Report

3 Attendance Matters! 3 Red=Decrease Source: IT Principal's Report , Blue=Increase

4 HINI: Student Absences

5 Residency Checks for School Year Observations: Need to increase number of residency checks in certain schools. Each campus needs to verify all Host/Power of Attorney Letters for validity. 5 Residency ChecksHOST LettersPower of AttorneyResidency ChecksHOST LettersPower of Attorney MHS NHS Christen Lamar Memorial485410A. Pierce25224 Bruni26404Gallego55394 Dovalina26322Heights18272 Farias162712JC Martin32262 Leyendecker474611Milton14760 Macdonell71549Ryan27788 Sta Maria23445K. Tarver12240 Totals Sanchez-Ochoa32244 Totals Residency ChecksHOST LettersPower of AttorneyECHS0151 CHS138714Lara5770 CMS Totals57221 DD Hachar46283 Daiches31490 By Teams Residency ChecksHOST LettersPower of Attorney Zachry23419Tiger Team Kawas58255Mustang Team Ligarde52191Toro Team Sto Nino45122Other Schools57172 Total Grand Totals Source: Attendance Department as of August 16, 2010

6 Host Letter Verification for Observations: Students enrolled under Host Letters did not have a significant impact on the total retained students. Total Enrollment : 24,345 Host Students Retained: 126 (0.54%) Non Host Students Retained :2441 (10.57% ) 6

7 Truancy Cases Filed and Heard for and Observations: Decrease in cases filed and cases heard in as compared to

8 Attendance MATTERS! EVERY DAY COUNTS $$$$$ AVERAGE STUDENT ABSENCE = A LOSS IN STATE AID OF APPROXIMATELY $35.47 PER DAY 8

9 2010 Plan of Action I. Strict implementation of Start on Time for Safe Transitions, Tardy Reduction, and Increase Attendance in Middle and High Schools. (Attachment A) II. Attendance personnel will be trained periodically throughout the school year on the TEA Student Attendance Accounting Handbook (i.e., updates, reports, PEIMS coding, software changes, etc.) to ensure a deep understanding of implementation, duties and responsibilities. III. Implement District Wide Attendance Reporting/Accounting procedures to include delineation of responsibilities. Desktop audits will be conducted by Central Office Staff. (Attachment B) a) Teacher b) Substitute Teacher c) Attendance Clerk d) Attendance Officer e) Parent Liaison f) Principal f) Principal 9

10 IV.Work with the Justices of the Peace, monitor Attendance Officers closely, and campus administration to increase the number of truancy cases filed and heard in court. V.Revisions of Board Policy & Administrative Regulation on Student Admissions: Revise Policies FD Local, FDA Local, FDA administrative regulation to include more specific criteria on Student Admissions (Attachment C) VI. Residency Verification: Increase number of residency checks for students on Host, Power of Attorney and Grandfather Affidavit to monitor compliance. VII.Implementation of District Wide Student Attendance Initiative (Attachment D) VIII.Detailed Influenza Season Initiative IX.Marketing campaign to promote Attendance: a) Monthly PSA’s b)Promote “Everyday Counts” and the LISD Truancy Hotline (Attachment E) X.Board Acknowledgement: Elementary campuses who attain district attendance goal of 98% and middle/high schools who attain 97% every six weeks will be recognized at the monthly Board Meeting under the Superintendent’s Recognition. 10

11 Thoughts, Questions, Comments!


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