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City Celebrates Attendance Awareness Month

City Celebrates Attendance Awareness Month

San Antonio joins hundreds of other cities during National Attendance Awareness Month.

In a packed family resource room at the new South Pre-K 4 SA Education Center, P16Plus Council of Greater Bexar County joined SA2020 and City of San Antonio officials to celebrate the first ever citywide Attendance Awareness Month.

Councilman Rey Saldana read the City Council’s Proclamation that recognizes the month of September as “Attendance Awareness Month.”

The event also launched P16Plus’ new attendance awareness initiative, “SA Kids Attend to Win” that will track data on chronic non-attending children.

“This is the first time in our city’s history that an attendance campaign will be measured using data gathered from the school districts by a single organization in a systematic fashion,” stated Judy K. McCormick, executive director of the P16Plus Council. “It will take the input and assistance of the 25+ organizations that make up our Attendance Awareness Coalition to ensure that we do a thorough job,” she added.

Echoing the importance of daily attendance, superintendent Brian Gottardy shared improved attendance results from a two-year attendance pilot study led by P16Plus and supported by participating school districts and Communities in Schools of San Anonio.

By working with school districts across the city, P16Plus, the SA2020 Lead Partner in Education, will monitor attendance during the campaign and analyze results at the end of the school year to measure the program’s effectiveness.

Attendance awareness events and public service messages on attendance will help families and caregivers learn the importance of on time, daily school attendance.

Learn more about SA Kids Attend to win.
Learn more about citywide Attendance Awareness Campaign.
Learn about Chronic Absenteeism.
Learn Attendance Tips for Parents.