When your son or daughter misses a day at school, they’re missing out on a lot more than classes or
homework. They’re missing opportunities. Opportunities to learn. To gain confidence. To be inspired. To be
a friend. To experience a moment that may have a positive, lasting impact.
But that’s not all. They’ll also start to miss out on things like teachers, electives, sports programs and arts
education. Because every year, school absences cost Central Texas $34 million dollars in lost revenue.
That’s $34 million in lost opportunities for your child, your school and your community.
E3 Alliance, together with AARO invites employers, associations and community groups to help spread the word that that Missing School Matters. Join us on September 4th to kick off the 2013 Central Texas campaign – and National Attendance month! Speakers include Dr. Meria Carstarphen, superintendent of the Austin Independent School District, and Susan Dawson, president and executive director of E3 Alliance.
- Learn about the Get Schooled Central Texas Fall Attendance Challenge to get middle and junior high school students aware of the importance of going to class.
- Review new data from E3 and Children’s Optimal Health regarding the reasons for absences.
- Get your own promotional tool kit with messages, flyers, articles and more to help spread the word about keeping kids in school.
- Network and brainstorm with other business and community leaders on how to tackle this important issue.