Great article from School Services of California on maximizing attendance revenues through calendar development.
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Maximizing ADA Through Calendar Development—2017
Absenteeism costs districts and charter schools more than loss of average daily attendance (ADA)—students can’t learn when they are not in school. The average unified school district student misses 9.2 days of school per year (based on average attendance rates for unified school districts in 2015-16). Multiply that by the 13 years of school attendance (kindergarten through grade 12) and they have missed 119.6 days of school. This equates to a loss of 66% of a full school year in missed opportunities for learning. In this example (based on a school year of 180 days), a district or charter school will lose approximately $56 for each absence each day. Other funding based on ADA, such as federal funding or grants, will also be impacted. While school calendars must be in compliance with the required instructional minutes for each grade level (Education Code Section