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Tiered Actionable Strategies to Decrease Chronic Absenteeism


Chronic absenteeism is on the rise in schools across the country. The latest national data reveals that roughly 70% of schools are experiencing increased student absences. Effectively addressing chronic absenteeism cannot be done in isolation. It takes a unified commitment from schools, families, and community stakeholders to implement actionable, innovative solutions to this growing issue.

During this 3-part webinar series, Sharon Bradley will provide tiered, effective practices to collectively address the root causes of chronic absenteeism. Through reflective and engaging sessions, participants will acquire a variety of attendance-promoting strategies that can be implemented individually or integrated into intervention-based frameworks such as Multi-Tiered Systems of Supports (MTSS).

This webinar is intended for administrators, teachers, counselors, social workers, school nurses, and other school stakeholders who aspire to learn and utilize bold solutions to issues related to chronic absenteeism.

Training Timeline

  • Watch the 3 recorded modules and mark them complete.  Each one is between 30 minutes and an hour. Access begins October 9th, 2023.
  • Join Sharon Bradley for a live interactive session on Wednesday November 8, 2023 at 10 am – 11:30 am CT.
  • Complete any content before November 30, 2023.


Attendees are eligible to receive up to 3.5 hours of continuing education credits during this 4 part webinar series. 

The summer cohort of the Chronic Absenteeism training is now closed.

We will be re-opening this training and scheduling a new live webinar for the fall.  Sign up below and we’ll let you know when it opens!

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All registrations include one copy of the quick-reference laminated guide by Sharon Bradley. Early Bird Pricing: $99 if registered before September 29th. (Price goes up to $125 on the September 30th.)

Chronic Absenteeism: Prevention & Intervention Strategies for Schools, Families, & Communities by Sharon Bradley

This new quick-reference laminated guide by Sharon Bradley examines the widespread problem of chronic absenteeism in schools, from why students fail to show up to school, to how to prevent excessive absences, to how to find missing students and re-engage them so that they are able to get back on track and ultimately graduate and reach their full potential.


This guide should be a part of every school district in the country. As a former middle school principal of 13 years, students not coming to school was one of my biggest challenges. I commend Sharon Bradley for taking on this enormous task so that all stakeholders have the tools to begin to address this crucial student attendance problem in all of our schools.

Donella Reinl, M.Ed.

Director of Strategic Solutions, School Connect

In her Chronic Absenteeism Guide, social-emotional learning and restorative practice expert Sharon Bradley, M.ed., brings forth research-based, scalable, community-focused strategies designed to help educators intentionally and easily incorporate proven student-centered practices into their prevention and intervention plans with a whole-child lens to reduce absenteeism and create positive change. This guide is a must-have resource that outlines a proactive, multi-faceted approach to addressing chronic absenteeism and building supportive and inclusive environments.

Kyra Rhoads, M.OCL (22)

Senior Manager, Committee for Children, Organizational Change Leadership Consultant

About Sharon

Sharon Bradley is an educational consultant who serves as a school district administrator where she has helped shape the district’s approach to social and emotional development and truancy prevention for all students. Throughout her 22 years in education, she has served as department director, alternative high school principal, assistant principal, dropout prevention program coordinator, general education teacher, and special education teacher.

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