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Technical Assistance Papers (TAPs)
Compulsory School Attendance: Update (DPS: 2015-40) (March 4, 2016)
Implementation of Attendance Requirements for Minors to Maintain Their Driving Privilege (FY 2007-06) (January 2007)
Staff Presentations
Improving Student Attendance was shared at the Florida Organzation of Instructional Leaders (FOIL) conference in May 2017, and includes information defining "chronic absence" and the impact of chronic absence on students in elementary and secondary levels, best practices across the nation and in Florida school districts, building capacity for systemic impact, and resources for districts.
Other Resources
Attendance Works — This website provides information and intervention strategies to address chronic absenteeism at the community, district, and school levels.
Frequently Asked Questions Related to Attendance and Enrollment provides answers from the Florida Department of Education.
International Association for Truancy and Dropout Prevention — This organization's mission is to create a partnership which facilitates the dissemination of information, emerging practices, and research designed to support learning and increase high school graduation rates.
The National Center for School Engagement was established based on over a decade of educational research conducted by Colorado Foundation for Families and Children. The center has generated many resources about school attendance, attachment, and achievement.
National Dropout Prevention Centers (the National Dropout Prevention Center/Network and the National Dropout Prevention Center for Students with Disabilities) provide knowledge and promote networking for researchers, practitioners, policymakers, and families to increase opportunities for youth in at-risk situations to receive the quality education and services necessary to successfully graduate from high school.
National Truancy Reduction Demonstration Program — Drawing on the expertise and resources of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention and the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools, this website offers a range of truancy-related information to educators, law enforcement agencies, court personnel, and the general public.