Members of the Kentucky Department of Education’s Commissioner’s Principal Advisory Council (PrAC) met on Dec. 14 to discuss chronic absenteeism and mental health concerns within schools.
Members of the Kentucky Department of Education’s (KDE’s) Commissioner’s Teachers Advisory Council (TAC) discussed chronic absenteeism and teacher morale during their meeting on Dec. 7.
While I know Kentucky has many great and innovative educators across the state, I also know that students cannot learn if they are not in school. And unfortunately, too many of our students miss school on a regular basis.
Chronic absenteeism has a place in Kentucky’s new accountability system, as well as a definition that has been written into a regulation.