By Susan Hiland
The Solano County Office of Education has kicked off a countywide poster contest to help spread the word about the role that school attendance has on student achievement.
Students have the chance to create a poster with messages that focus on the importance of regular school attendance – and could win prizes for their efforts.
Chronic absenteeism is a red alert that students are headed for academic trouble, the county education office said in a press release announcing the poster contest. Research shows that chronically absent students are less likely to succeed academically and are more likely to be suspended and eventually dropout.