Our attendance rate for the district is up, I would say considerably—96.14 in February of this year as compared to 92.76 last year and 92.93 the previous year. And 96.65 in January as compared to 95.13 last year and 93.95 in 2007-08. 95.38 in December as compared to 93.83 last year–you get the picture. That’s wonderful!
It’s not easy to increase this number. I know, as a principal I analyzed my attendance data, incorporated positive school-wide programs to increase it, believed the climate and our relationships with kids made a difference. Still I saw incremental improvement.
So what’s going on at Randolph? What’s different this year? What factor can we point to? We need to know so that we can make sure it continues and further support the change. Any ideas?