Attendance & Engagement

The Attendance and Engagement program aims to help schools reconnect youth and families who have disconnected from education and prevent youth who are at-risk of disengaging through attendance and engagement systems that will keep students engaged long term.

In 2023, 30% of students served in the ESD 123 region were chronically absent. These students who are chronically absent are disproportionately from vulnerable populations. Through the work of the ESSER Attendance and Re-Engagement project, we learned Tiered Support for Attendance significantly improves attendance systems that support both regular attendance and support for students. Through the following services, Attendance and Engagement can help schools to ensure all students are supported through a tiered systems of support.

What We Have to Offer

  • 2024-2025 Attendance Breakthrough Network connects school attendance teams quarterly to participate in collaborative learning, continuous improvement, and implementing evidence-based systems and PDSA (Plan, Do, Study, Act) cycles to school specific settings.
  • One-on-one attendance team coaching & OSSI support for administrators and school teams.
  • Tiered Support Services professional development for school teams & staff, including Family Support Specialists, MTSS Interventionists, Attendance Secretaries, School Registrars, School Social Workers, School Counselors, Tribal Liaisons, and Para-Educators.
  • Training for direct service staff serving students through tiered intervention in response to chronic absenteeism. Appropriate for Family Support Specialists, MTSS Interventionists, Attendance Specialists, School Social Workers, School Counselors, Para-Educators.
  • Collaborative professional development options with other Tier I services, Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) and Inclusionary Practices (IPP).

Want to Learn More?

Malorie Kahl
Regional Attendance and Engagement Coordinator
[email protected]
Office: 509.544.5781
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