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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.

Leadership

Patsy Nelson

Chair Person

NM Alliance for School-Based Health Care

patsycnelson@msn.com

Kelly Callahan

Chair Person

NM Coalition for Charter Schools

kelly@nmccs.org

Staff

Elizabeth Exil

K-12 Education Manager

505-247-3671

elizabeth.exil@missiongradutenm.org

Teri Wimborne

Director of Collective Impact

505-247-3671

teri@missiongraduatenm.org

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Partners

Angelo Gonzales
Mission: Graduate/United Way of Central New Mexico
Deborah Good
University of New Mexico Center for Education Policy Research
Selena Hardy
Mission: Graduate/United Way of Central New Mexico
Lawrence Henry
Bernalillo Public Schools
Ron Lucero
APS
Mission: Graduate Master Calendar
Mission Graduate
Tracy McDaniel
Mission: Graduate
Kristine Meurer
APS
Patsy Nelson
NM Alliance for School-Based Health Care
hanh nguyen
Emily Padilla
Mission: Graduate
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
Teri Wimborne
Mission: Graduate/United Way of Central New Mexico
Renata Witte
NMPTA
Laurel Wyckoff
New Mexico PBS