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Attendance Improvement Initiative - Every Day Counts

Northland School Division is taking an important step towards improving student attendance across the jurisdiction. Between April, 2014 and January, 2015, the Attendance Improvement Committee reviewed current attendance practices and gathered input from school communities. This work has generated 29 recommendations; many of which support the vision of Inspiring Education and the vision for Aboriginal Education Excellence. 

The recommendations are listed in the Attendance Improvement Initiative - Every Day Counts Report which was approved by the Northland Board January 30, 2015.

The Attendance Improvement Initiative – ‘Every Day Counts’ Report acknowledges recommendation 3 of the Northland Inquiry Team Report by setting into motion actions that further support student engagement by building bridges with our parents and school communities. The report also emphasizes the importance of accurate data collection processes, communication, school-based incentives, central office support, school community collaboration and building community capacity and leadership.  

For more information about the Attendance Improvement Initiative 'Every Day Counts', please check out Resources and School Attendance Strategies

For more information please contact:

Don Tessier
Associate Superintendent
Phone: 780-624-2060 ext: 6180
Fax: 780-624-5914