Alabama Attendance Awareness Month
Last September, there were more than 600,000 recorded school year absences in our state. For the entire 2013-14 school year, there were more than 7 million absences, equal to more than 49 million hours of missed instruction and learning. September is proclaimed Alabama Attendance Awareness Month in support of the national campaign. The campaign intends to increase understanding for educators, parents, students, and community partners of the major impact school attendance has on the success rates of students. Local schools and systems will be sharing their promotions of Attendance Awareness month as well.