For students to get a well-rounded education, teachers can’t teach if the student isn’t at school. Dr. Chris Dougherty, Superintendent of Taylorville School District says she’s worried about student attendance levels in the Taylorville School District.
Dr. Dougherty says that the State is very interested in attendance levels, and while there are plans in place for when kids do miss, the Superintendent says that any more than 4, and they can look at truancy.
Dr. Dougherty says while attendance is slightly down, she says it’s an exciting time to be a Tornado.
According to the Illinois State Board of Education, in 2016-17, Taylorville School District had a 93% attendance rate.