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.