How can districts use attendance data to inform action to improve student engagement and reduce chronic absence? In the second Open Door session of the Shifting Mindsets on Chronic Absenteeism series, Salinas City Elementary School District shared lessons learned and discussed how the district has leveraged data to shift from a punitive approach focused on unexcused absences to intentional investments in relationship building and positive conditions for learning.


Aldo Ramirez, Associate Superintendent, Educational Services, Salinas City Elementary School District

Hedy Chang, Executive Director, Attendance Works




Session 1: A Tale of Two Systems – Responding to Unexcused and Excused Absences

California DataQuest

Brief: Successes and Challenges in Reducing Chronic Absenteeism