School District Launches Attendance Campaign
During these financially difficult times, parents often ask, “How can I help?”
Here is one way:
When students miss school, they miss important instruction. In addition, when students are absent, the PYLUSD does not receive State funding for that day—regardless of whether the absence is excused or unexcused. So you can see, every day counts!
Simply by increasing school attendance by 1%, the PYLUSD would receive more than $1 million. This amount would make a huge difference in saving student programs and services during the State’s fiscal crisis.
“Every Day Counts” when it comes to instruction; financially it makes a difference to our district as well. The district receives a full day’s revenue if a student is present all day or any portion of the day. You can help: if a family trip or medical appointment is necessary, please bring your child to school for part of the day so he/she can be counted. If your child is ill, PLEASE KEEP THEM HOME TO GET WELL.
How much State revenue can the PYLUSD gain?
96% attendance 25,847 students x 96% x $5,240 = $130,020,748 97% attendance 25,847 students x 97% x $5,240 = $131,375,131
Every 1% gain = $1.3 million
Every Day Counts!