ERIC Number: ED112487
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Teacher Attendance Improvement Program. A Joint Business-Educator Project.
Greater Newark Chamber of Commerce, NJ.
This report reviews the experiences of two New Jersey school districts that have initiated Attendance Improvement Plans (AIP) for professional school personnel. It is intended to summarize a 1974 report entitled "Program to Improve Teacher Attendance." The districts that participated in the pilot project were Newark, with approximately 72,000 students, and Ewing Township, with approximately 5,200 students. Each district developed its own policies and procedures for improving staff attendance, based on an analysis of staff absences in the district. During the first two years of AIP implementation, the staff absence rate in Newark dropped from 6.8 percent to 5.5 percent, while the absence rate in Ewing fell from 3.3 percent to 2.2 percent. Some of the steps taken by the two districts are described, and suggestions are offered for superintendents who would like to initiate an AIP in their own district. (JG)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Greater Newark Chamber of Commerce, NJ.
Identifiers - Location: New Jersey