Student absences also affect school budgets. Schools and school districts get a significant amount of their funding based on the number of students who attend school each day. This is called Average Daily Attendance (ADA). Potential losses in ADA revenue affect all students because they can lead to budget cuts affecting a variety of programs, as well as individual schools.
Unexcused absences include those due to oversleeping, transportation issues, going on vacation, or similar situations.
For guidance on when to keep your child home from school due to illness, see the Student Health and Safety page.