Attendance matters

September is attendance awareness month; a nationwide event recognizing the connection between school attendance and academic achievement. Count ME In, a Maine based non-profit organization, is promoting awareness that students who miss school frequently end up with gaps in their learning. Yet, chronic absence is a problem that can be solved when schools, families, and communities work together.

Another way to help address chronic absenteeism will be the Oct. 29, Count ME In Fall Summit Attendance Matters: Supporting Student Success. The Summit will take place at the Hilton Garden Inn in Freeport and you need to register before Oct. 5. You can register online at www.countmeinmaine.org. For more information, contact Susan Lieberman at slieberman@countmeinmaine.org, or call 747-9059.