LAUSD’s ‘Attendance Matters Day’ Targets Missing Students

The Los Angeles Unified School District Friday will mark Attendance Matters Day, when the district tries to recover students who have stopped attending classes and get them to return to school.

The annual event — now in its 10th year — used to be called Student Recovery Day but has been rebranded.

LAUSD Superintendent Austin Beutner will hold a media availability beginning at 8 Friday morning at David Starr Jordan High School on 103rd St. in Watts to discuss student recovery issues. Following his appearance, Beutner will make home visits in the vicinity.

Non-attendance is a particularly vexing issue among the district’s youngest students, with new data showing that 1 in 4 kindergartners misses 15 or more days of school each year, the Los Angeles Daily News reported. Click here to read more: