The Student Welfare & Attendance Department's goal is to support the School District of Lee County's Vision 2020 Strategic Plan for fulfilling our vision to be a World-Class School System.
Building on the recommendations of Education Revolution: A Theory for Action, Vision 2020 defines a specific course of action to implement key, research-based recommendations and strategies designed to achieve four overarching District Goals:
- Increase Student Achievement
- Increase Family and Community Engagement
- Increase Retention of Effective and Highly Effective Employees
- Become a Model Continuous Improvement Organization
Welcome to the Student Welfare and Attendance section of the Student Services web site. Student Welfare and Attendance is an ongoing student services program that provides attendance and school social work services to students in grades PresK-12, referred by public and non-public schools, families, and community sources.
Philosophy: "Students must be present to learn"
Vision: To Empower all Students to Attend School Daily
To support schools in their efforts to achieve academic success by providing attendance services and professional social work interventions to students, families, schools, and the community in an efficient and effective manner.
- Improve student attendance / Reduce truancy
- Increase graduation rate / Reduce drop-out rate
- Increase parent / community involvement
- Improve the efficiency and effectiveness of Student Welfare and Attendance services
The Attendance Program Activities include:
- Assisting schools with the early identification of student exhibiting patterns of nonattendance;
- Promoting positive student and parent attitudes toward attendance;
- Analysis of causes of nonattendance; and
- Enforcement of compulsory school attendance.