Attendance Awareness Month

school attendance.jpg_smallSeptember is attendance awareness month  . It is a nationwide event recognizing the connection between school attendance and academic achievement. 7.5 million students miss 10% of the school year .  Community Mediation Services is partnering with the Anderson County Schools in an effort to improve attendance and combat truancy in Anderson County Middle Schools. With a grant made possible by the East Tennessee Foundation ,  CMS has created an attendance mediation model that includes counselors, parents and student who will talk together to determine what the barriers to education are and how to combat them.  Each family has different issues and there will  be different solutions  determined in the mediation process.  This team approach seeks to address beyond the classroom reasons for absenteeism and strengthen families as they work through the issues.

Learn how parents can improve school attendance in this new video from attendance works : http://bit.ly/1ssqx7v 

Want to become a volunteer mediator or volunteer for CMS, contact us at info@cms-tn.org