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  FY12 Class Size Resolutions (10/25/11)
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  FY11 SBOE Waivers Approved Jul 2010-June 2011
  FY10 SBOE Waivers Approved Sept 09 - June 10
Student Attendance Improvement

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Data indicate that missing more than five days of school each year, regardless of the cause, begins to impact student academic performance and starts shaping attitudes about school. Chronically truant students are not the only students negatively impacted by absences For students in the 6th grade through the 9th grade, student attendance is a better predictor of dropping out of school than test scores. This predictor is not limited to chronically truant students. Excused absences and unexcused absences have similar impact on student academic performance.

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Best Practices
  Fifteen Effective Strategies for Improving Student Atten-dance and Truancy Prevention
  Every School Day Counts: The Forum Guide to Collecting and Using Attendance Data
  Dropout Prevention – What Works Clearinghouse Series
  Student Attendance Track-ing: Challenges and Effective Practices
  Increasing Student Atten-dance: Strategies from Re-search and Practice
  Present, Engaged, and Accounted For: The Critical Importance of Addressing Chronic Absences in the Early Grades
  School Attendance Problems: Are Current Policies & Practices Going in the Right Direction?
  Truancy / Student Attendance Program Registry

State/Local Programs
  Families and Schools Together: Protecting Hearts and Minds
  Truancy Intervention Project (TIP)

Academic Literature
  Present and Accounted for: Improving Student Attendance
  The Detrimental Effects of Missing School: Evidence from Urban Siblings
  The Relationship between School Absence, Academic Performance, and Asthma Status

Reducing Suspensions
  Positive Behavioral Interven-tions & Support