ERIC Number: ED112499
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Jul
Reference Count: 0
A Program to Improve Teacher Attendance.
Greater Newark Chamber of Commerce, NJ.
This report details the work done in two New Jersey school districts to reduce the frequency and magnitude of professional illness absence. It deals with the circumstances of this improvement as well as with the philosophy and the new methods and procedures adopted and followed. The history of the state sick leave policy is traced from 1895 to the present. The problem of absenteeism is presented in terms of policy implementation, in relation to ways absence is measured, and in respect to recent studies on the subject. Experiences of private business and industry in improving attendance are cited as models for school administrators. The school principal is seen as the single necessary person who must be involved in the development, implementation, and evaluation of the effectiveness of any attendance improvement plan. Various management activities are suggested. The data section of the report contains a set of narrative-charts illustrating the absenteeism rate of New Jersey teachers and that from selected studies of private sector employees. (Author/MLF)
Descriptors: Attendance Records, Elementary Secondary Education, Fringe Benefits, Leaves of Absence, Personnel Policy, State Boards of Education, Substitute Teachers, Tables (Data), Teacher Administrator Relationship, Teacher Attendance, Teacher Discipline, Teacher Motivation, Teacher Welfare, Teaching Conditions
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Greater Newark Chamber of Commerce, NJ.