GRAVES COUNTY, KY (KFVS) - Kentucky school officials have declared Thursday, September 15 as High Attendance Day in Kentucky schools.
On High Attendance Day, elementary, middle or high schools may compete in small school or large school categories. Awards will be determined statewide based on each individual school's performance, regardless of the district's performance. The school in each category with the highest percentage attendance for that day will be awarded $500.
"For students to learn and achieve at a high level, they have to be in class," said Fred Ashby, Director of Pupil Personnel for Calloway County Schools. "That's why we have chosen to designate Thursday as High Attendance Day in Kentucky schools."
According to Ashby, regular attendance is essential for success in school. By attending class regularly, a student is more likely to keep up with the daily lessons and assignments, and achieve academic performance benchmarks on time.