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ERIC Number: ED204847
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Jun
Pages: 28
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Teacher and Staff Attendance Improvement Programs: Attendance Improvement Guide for Superintendents. How to Improve Staff Illness Absence.
Harclerode, Richard
A successful program to improve personnel attendance has reduced sick leave in 40 New Jersey school districts without increasing dismissals, grievances, or costs. The author describes the five steps in this Attendance Improvement Program (AIP), including (1) analysis of data on staff absences due to illness; (2) preparation of operating guidelines for administering the AIP; (3) consultation with medical, legal, and labor-relations specialists; (4) development of an action plan to begin the AIP; and (5) implementation of the plan. They append suggested policy and guideline statements; data forms; absence forms for individuals, schools, and districts; and suggestions for recognition of good attendance through newsletters or personal communications. The paper also discusses management's role in causing staff absence and the reasons why a district should have an attendance improvement plan. (RW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Attendance Improvement Plan; New Jersey; Staff Attendance
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of School Administrators (113th, Atlanta, GA, February 13-16, 1981). Not available in paper copy due to marginal legibility of original document.