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Manitoba Looks for Ways to Improve School Attendance

January 29, 2020 4:54 PM | News

Kelvin Goertzen

Minister Kelvin Goertzen, (centre left), waits to speak as a group before a meeting with the federal finance and health ministers in Ottawa, Monday, December 19, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld)

WINNIPEG — The Manitoba government is looking at ways to improve student attendance in schools across the province.

The Pallister government has issued a request for proposals seeking input on the best practices in other jurisdictions for improving and maintaining student attendance.

“School attendance is a critical factor in student achievement,” said Education Minister Kelvin Goertzen.

“Students who attend school regularly are more engaged in learning, have a greater sense of belonging to the community and are more likely to obtain a high school diploma. Manitoba Education is working in partnership with parents, schools and communities to support and improve regular daily attendance for all students.”

Manitoba Education has established an attendance task force made up of community members and school division representatives, which is co-chaired by the deputy ministers of education and justice.

The RFP will close on February 3, 2020.

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