Chronic Absence Equals Big Money

 Debra Duardo, Executive Director Student Health and Human Services

Reducing kindergarten chronic absence can help solve LAUSD's money problems


A recent article from LA School Report highlights that chronic absence costs the District $139 million annually.  Debra Duardo, Executive Director of Student Health and Human Services says, “Attendance is our strongest revenue generator–90 percent of the money generated in this district is based on the students coming to the school every single day.” 


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