...to reducing the impact of teacher absences on student learning is reliably tracking daily attendance for staff. This is a crucial step — in fact, it’s so important that Rhode Island even specified chronic absenteeism (for both students and teachers) as a key indicator in their State Plan.
So how do you track teacher attendance and ensure that your people are in the classroom as much as possible? With Frontline Absence & Time, employee attendance management is a breeze. You get access to real-time employee absence data, enabling you to keep up with trends and build proactive strategies.
Our solution gives you insight into how many teacher absences are driven by your district or school. The numbers may surprise you: the Frontline Research & Learning Institute shows that for employees requiring a substitute, a full 21% of absences were for professionally-related reasons. More than half of those were specifically for professional development.
Once you have insights like these, you can plan ahead so that you can provide educators with plenty of professional learning opportunities and support, without causing a substitute shortage.
“One of my goals which coincides with increasing student attendance is increasing staff attendance. I have been greatly utilizing the Frontline attendance data to learn why our average daily staff attendance rate is lower with some types of staff members than it is other types of staff members. What particular days are they taking? When are they taking those days, and how is this impacting the education of our students?”
– Dr. Richard Labbe, Superintendent, Sayreville Public Schools