Chronic absenteeism is defined as a student having missed more than 10% of a school year, or more than two days per month, and students who are chronically absent are at risk for academic failure and dropout. The National Association of School Nurse’s School Nurse-Led Active Surveillance of Chronic Absenteeism Manual provides a standardized, evidence-based procedure and resources to support school nurses’ important role in addressing health related absences. Information includes why addressing chronic absenteeism is critical, how to gain school-wide support, and tools for implementing the procedure.
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