Montgomery County Public Schools announced a slate of initiatives Tuesday to tackle a rise in chronic student absenteeism since the onset of the pandemic. Most of the plan focuses on conducting additional analysis, like reviewing student absenteeism data by factors such as day of the week, course and teacher, to understand more of the root causes. The district is putting new platforms in place to allow school teams to review student data in real-time, and will develop school-specific plans — including engaging with parents — to try to remove obstacles that would prevent a student from getting to the classroom.
Montgomery schools ready to fight absenteeism, on the rise after covid
August 23, 2023