VA. creates the Chronic Absenteeism Task Force

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Governor Youngkin has announced the Chronic Absenteeism Task Force.

This Task Force is a  key in the ALL IN VA plan to accelerate the learning loss recovery by addressing Attendance, Literacy and Learning.

The Task Force is a response to a near doubling of chronic absenteeism in Virginia classrooms.

They will help develop resources and distribute action plans for school divisions to address absenteeism rates across the Commonwealth.

Nearly one in five students are missing over 10% of their school year.

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Youngkin’s ALL IN VA plan addresses learning loss and absenteeism

Governor Glenn Youngkin announced the ALL IN VA plan yesterday to address learning loss and absenteeism in schools still facing the impacts of COVID-19.

Virginia’s Standard of Learning scores show students’ performance remains well below pre-pandemic levels.

The ALL IN VA plan is a three pronged approach addressing:

  1. Attendance
  2. Literacy
  3. Learning

Governor Youngkin and Superintendent of Public Instruction Lisa Coons highlighted that the most impacted students are in grades 3 through 8.

Coons recommends school divisions allocate $418 million in learning loss resources to proven programs with 70% for high dose-tutoring, 20% for Virginia Literacy Act implementation, and 10% for chronic absenteeism response.

To view the Governor’s announcement, click here.

A story on Winchester Public School’s efforts in curbing chronic absenteeism is available here.

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