Montgomery Ala.– In August and September, the Alabama Department of Mental Health joins with the Alabama State Department of Education (ALSDE) to celebrate and help promote Attendance Awareness  to bring awareness to chronic absenteeism and the impact it has on the children of Alabama and the United States. Chronic absence is when a student misses 10 percent or more school days for any reason. Chronic absence counts all absences – excused, unexcused, and suspensions. In Alabama, more than 6,550,000 days of school were missed by students in 2018. Read more

Attendance Awareness