RCP Efforts

RCP has joined forces with Riverside County Office of Education (RCOE) to promote a localized “Attendance Works” campaign, particularly among its most impacted regions.

Utilizing County absenteeism data from the California Department of Education, RCP and RCOE collectively determined the highest impacted areas of chronic absenteeism among Riverside County school districts. The districts identified fell within RCP’s Desert and Mid-County regions.

Respective RCP field offices administered surveys to our adult and juvenile populations towards the end of the 2021-2022 school year. Information collected included school involvement, attendance policies, and communication, as well as home life, responsibilities, and expectations for the mutual purpose of seeking solutions.

RCP staff reiterated to these families the short and long-term benefits of daily attendance at school. Moving forward with future school years, RCP plans to collaborate further with RCOE by providing tools, flyers, and any helpful efforts to staff departmentwide to assist in addressing chronic absenteeism among today’s youth.

  1. American Federation of Teachers link
  2. Attendance Works (2018). 10 Facts About School Attendance. link
  3. U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), 2017 Mathematics and Reading Assessments.