Sign Our Commitment Letter!
January 25, 2019
Since becoming a unified district, July 1, 2018, Orleans Parish School Board made a commitment to families and students through our mission to ensure students are getting the best education possible. The Office of Child Welfare and Attendance recognizes in order to receive the best education possible our students must be actively present in school every day.
Com∙mu∙ni∙ty: a unified body of individuals: such as the people with common interests living in a particular area. As a community of New Orleanians that are dedicated to the advancement and success of our city, we must begin with our students.
In 2016, 21% of students in Orleans Parish were chronically absent, hindering student achievement, thereby impacting educational and economic outcomes for our students. School attendance issues in New Orleans can be attributed to poverty, juvenile arrests, weak social safety net and support systems for families, significant barriers to accessing social services, and uncoordinated systems of support for school children, both in and out of school.
Together, as a community, we can help address school attendance issues regardless of the capacity in which we each serve.
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