Early Intervention Attendance Grant Program
Help every student get a fair shot at a world class education.
We all know the importance of the first few years of school.
But less than 20% of California's chronically absent kindergarteners and first graders read proficiently by 3rd grade. Students who do not read proficiently by 3rd grade are four times more likely to drop out of school.
That's why we need your support for the Early Intervention Attendance Grant Program (AB 1014). Based on a successful Berkeley Unified School District program that resulted in a 500% return on investment for every dollar spent, this program will help ensure all of our children have a fair shot at keeping up and getting ahead in school.
The bill is being debated here in Sacramento, so please sign our support letter and share with your friends and family to help create a strong academic foundation for every student.
Early Intervention Attendance Grant is presented in Appropriations Committee
Resolving Chronic Attendance Problems for K-3 Students
(Sacramento) – Assemblymember Tony Thurmond (D-Richmond) wrote AB 1014 to improve student attendance and create brighter, long term outcomes for California kids. Assembly Bill 1014 establishes “Our Children’s Success – the Early Intervention Attendance Grant” for schools seeking to resolve chronic attendance problems for children in grades K-3. The bill would require the California Department of Education to administer the grant. California school districts have ongoing efforts to improve school attendance but reduced state funding for education has resulted in limited moneys available to effectively address this issue. Under AB 1014 schools can utilize the Early Intervention Attendance grant to establish training programs for key school officials and attendance staff, as well as phone outreach programs. Watch as Assemblymember Thurmond presents his legislation to the state legislative committee in this Assembly Access video.
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