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Why it is so important for kids to be on time to school

Posted at 12:54 PM, Sep 21, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-21 14:54:56-04

Aaron Hunter from Jordan School District is the Assistant Principal at the Joel P Jensen Middle School. He explained why being on time is so important for kids at school and how it has made a difference at his school.

He referenced some national statistics to which parents should pay attention:

  • 5 million students miss 10% of school each year. That’s 135 million days!
  • Chronic absence in kindergarten leads to lower academic achievement through 5th
  • Missing just two days of school a month can put a child at risk for academic failure.
  • One in ten kindergarten and 1st grade students miss nearly a month of school per year.
  • By 6th grade, chronic absence is a clear predictor that students may drop out.