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Reducing Chronic Absenteeism in Preschool Through High School

How are we reducing chronic absenteeism? By working together with our school and community partners we have created attendance guides with talking points and tips for school leaders and community partners.

We are partnering with New Mexico PBS to produce and disseminate radio and television PSAs and other marketing materials to raise awareness about the impact of not going to school regularly. We are helping schools form attendance teams that are using chronic absence data to design school and community based strategies for attendance improvement.

Finally, we are reaching out to employers to provide sponsorships and incentives for attendance improvement.

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Partners

Angelo Gonzales
Mission: Graduate
Deborah Good
University of New Mexico Center for Education Policy Research
Selena Hardy
Mission: Graduate
Lawrence Henry
Bernalillo Public Schools
Tracy McDaniel
Mission: Graduate
Patsy Nelson
NM Alliance for School-Based Health Care
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Emily Padilla
Mission: Graduate
Velinda Pearson
Albuquerque Public Schools
Rose Poston
New Mexico PBS
Michael Privett
New Mexico PBS
Kay Provolt
JAG-NM
Jerilynn Sans
MRCOG
Gloria Schneller
Bernalillo County
Andrea Trybus
Community Volunteer
Lindsay Waite
Lindsay Waite Photography and Freelance
Sid Ware
Tri-County Juvenile Justice Board
Tony Watkins
APS
Teri Wimborne
Mission: Graduate
Renata Witte
New Mexico PTA
Laurel Wyckoff
New Mexico PBS