Every minute of a child’s time at school is important. Children who are absent for even one day, or who arrive later than their classmates, miss valuable instruction time and can easily fall behind in school. They also miss important socialization time and fun with their peers.
When a student is absent from school, it results in a loss of funding for our district. The State of California does not reimburse school districts for days students are absent. For 2014–2015, the District lost over $2,000,000 in unearned income due to absences.