How can we improve systems and software used for WISEdata Data Collection?

Change attendance collection to more accurately reflect absenteeism

I think that DPI needs to be more vigilant in the attendance that they are collecting. If we have students out on a field trip, yes, they are not in the building but they are in an academic status for a particular class. If we enter exempt, field trip, that should not be counted against a district. I believe that only actual excused and unexcused absences should be reported where the child is not in the building, attending a class. Please consider this as I was told that most districts are facing the same issue our district is a large increase in absenteeism for 16-17.

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    Connie Jastromski shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    declined  ·  Jeffery Post responded  · 

    The description you provide is exactly how we expect attendance to be reported. Students on field trips should not have the Actual days of attendance value reduced for the time they are participating in a school sanctioned out of classroom activity.

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