Randy Sprick's Safe & Civil Schools – Practical Solutions, Positive Results!

Addressing Absenteeism and Truancy

For students to be successful in school, they need to be in school. Nationwide, far too many students are not in school. Missing just two days a month places students at significant increased risk of academic failure, social and behavioral difficulties in school, dropping out, and a host of other negative school and life effects.

Results (elementary and middle schools)

Fifteen pilot schools from districts in Michigan participated in a day of Safe & Civil Schools training in October of 2014 to address chronic absence and truancy. These schools implemented a variety of universal prevention procedures and experienced the following reductions in percent of chronically absent students in the first four months of school. Click on the graph below to enlarge the image.

Graph showing percentage of chronically absent students before and after intervention.

Professional Development from Safe & Civil Schools

Absenteeism and truancy training provided through Safe & Civil Schools helps schools and districts:

Safe & Civil Schools can tailor training to meet the specific needs of your school or district. Some possible training options include:

For more information about professional development from Safe & Civil Schools, call today!