Estimated read time: Less than a minute
This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Coeur d'Alene school officials are working to increase students' average daily attendance this year, a figure that is tied with district funding.
The Spokesman Review reports (http://bit.ly/1OvgmZ0) Coeur d'Alene School District Board chairwoman Christa Hazel told teachers and staff last week that the Make Every Day Count campaign is intended to raise average daily attendance to 95 percent from last year's 93.5 percent.
She said this data is used to determine state funding and is a main component of the district's financial health.
Schools like Borah Elementary are using incentive programs to improve attendance.
Lakes Middle School assistant principal Michelle Williams says there is a huge impact on students who miss more than 10 percent of the school year.
Information from: The Spokesman-Review, http://www.spokesman.com
Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.