KDE recently announced that Fleming County Schools, district-wide, increased in overall attendance percentage by + 1.102%. Our district percentage attendance was 95.21% for the 2013-2014 school year.
This increase was the 6th highest attendance percentage increase in the state. That kind of increase is an accomplishment for students, parents and staff. Fleming County students made great gains in attendance because the district, as a whole, had a heightened emphasis on promoting good attendance; and each school’s leadership took more ownership of their school’s attendance. This was accomplished, in part, by adhering to and implementing the policy with more consistency, without changing it. The district had a greater awareness and focus of student attendance.
It took the board’s support, the school staff being on the front line informing and enforcing the policy in place, and the cooperation of the parents and students.
Just imagine what the possibility is of increasing Fleming County’s attendance percentage even more this year with the changes in the attendance policy.