What is Chronic Absenteeism?
A student is considered Chronically Absent when they have been absent from school more than 10% of the year. This is equal to 18 days out of the school year, or 2 days per month.
For the 2016-2017 School Year:
# at Garfield East: 365
# chronically absent: 46
# school days so far: 57
# absences for a student to be considered chronically absent: 5
% chronically absent: 12.6%
% chronically absent at this point last year: 9%