ERIC Number: ED232295
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Sep-30
Reference Count: N/A
What Do Unauthorized Absences Cost the District?
Superintendent's Communicator, v3 n2 Sep 30 1982
THE FOLLOWING IS THE FULL TEXT OF THIS DOCUMENT: For each student day of unauthorized student absence, the district loses $11.95. Last year there were 95,818 student days of unauthorized absence for which the district did not receive any money from the state. This represented a loss to the district of $1,145,025. These appear to be staggering figures. However, it must be remembered that there are approximately 23,000 students enrolled in the district; and the 95,818 student day absences, when divided by the 175 school days, represents an average daily unauthorized absence of 548 students or approximately 2 percent of the total student body. Although 2 percent is acceptable when compared to other school districts, the monetary loss is still considerable. For example, it would provide a 2.8 percent pay raise for every employee, or fund the entire athletic and extracurricular programs of the district. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Sweetwater Union High School District, Chula Vista, CA.