Springfield Stay In School Initiative



The Stay in School initiative engages the entire community – youth, schools, caring adults, media, business leaders and others in reaching out to those who care for children in Springfield Public Schools to play a role in encouraging increased daily attendance.

Know the Attendance Facts

Reasons for Approved Absences in the Springfield Public Schools

  • Student illness
  • Student’s medical or dental appointment
  • Death in the family
  • Observance of religious holiday
  • Court appearance for the student

Daily attendance, at all grade levels, leads to increased academic success and high school graduation. The whole community can play a part in improving attendance.

Get Involved by Spreading the Word That:

  • On average K-12 students in the Springfield Public Schools attend school 93% of the time. This means youth are missing 13 days per year.
  • Missing just 1.5 days per month for any reason means a child is at risk of having to repeat a grade. Even excused absences matter.
  • It is never too late to help children develop good habits that will stay with them through high school, college and the workplace.
  • Showing up to school is the first step toward academic success.
  • Attending school regularly helps students feel better about school and about themselves.

Learn more about Springfield’s Stay in School partners.

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