Principals say: Attendance tied to student success

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By Dr. Pandi Pittman

September is Attendance Awareness Month for schools throughout the country. As we kick off the 2016-2017 school year, Dupree School District asks parents and families to put forth their best effort to ensure the attendance of students to promote academic and social growth of each young person. Attendance is one of the South Dakota’s school performance indicators. One of the factors causing the Dupree School to be placed on FOCUS status by the South Dakota Department of Education is because Dupree’s student attendance has latitude for improvement.

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