Bright Spots

Bright Spot: Yellville Summit Reduces Chronic Absence Rate with Panthers “Purr”-fect Attendance

Yellville Summit School district focused its attendance efforts primarily on school-wide prevention strategies through a broad communications effort to students and parents. 

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Bright Spot: Oscar Hamilton Elementary Focuses on Education of Teachers and Parents as First Step

During the 2017-2018 school year, Oscar Hamilton Elementary in Foreman, Ark. developed strategies to incentivize students to attend school and also to educate parents and teachers about the importance of attending every day.

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Bright Spot: Valley Springs Elementary P.A.W.S. for Good Attendance

Valley Springs Elementary offered a variety of incentives to encourage good attendance as part of its P.A.W.S. for Good Attendance effort. 

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Bright Spot: Jones Elementary Exceeds Goal in Reducing Chronic Absence

Jones Elementary set out to decrease chronic absence rates from 10.5 percent to 8 percent from 2016-17 to 2017-18 school years. With a series of universal and targeted strategies, the school exceeded its goal and achieved a 6.4 percent chronic absence rate!

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