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Combating Chronic Absenteeism

Attendance improvement plans that get students back to school

Training Timeline & Details

  • Watch the 2 recorded modules and mark them complete.  Each one is around an hour. Access begins May 16th, 2024.
  • Join Sharon Bradley for a live interactive session on Thursday, June 6th at 10 am – 11:30 am CT.
  • Complete any content before July 16th, 2024.
  • Each registration includes a copy of the laminated guide.


Now is the time to begin thinking and planning for next school year….  What is your plan to address chronic absenteeism on your campus?

Sharon Bradley is back with brand new content, a wealth of fresh insight, and updated strategies for schools, families, and community stakeholders tackling chronic absenteeism in our schools. 

This training is built on new information that will be appropriate for anyone who participated in last year’s Chronic Absenteeism webinars, and it is also a great foundation for anyone new to Sharon Bradley’s work.

Participants will build capacity to grow problem-solving collaborative teams that effectively co-design strategic attendance improvement plans that combat chronic absenteeism. Attendees will receive valuable insights into promising, evidence-based strategies being successfully implemented across the country to improve student attendance.

This training 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.

Topics & Agenda:

  • Module 1 : Closing the Trust Gap with Families to Increase Engagement and School Attendance
  • Module 2 : Analyzing Attendance Data and Promising Holistic Approaches for Common Attendance Issues 
  • Live Webinar : Designing Collaborative Attendance Improvement Plans that Work for Emerging/Severe Absenteeism Cases


Attendees are eligible to receive up to 3.5 hours of continuing education credits during this 3 part webinar series. 

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

We will be re-opening this training and scheduling a new live webinar for the spring.  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.

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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