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    The attendance department consists of five Supervisors of Attendance covering the Boston Public School district. The goal of the department is to decrease truancy and chronic absenteeism in the City of Boston. The primary role of the Supervisor of Attendance is to serve as a liaison between the school district and the Boston Juvenile Court, working with court staff around Child Requesting Assistance (CRA), Habitual School Offender and Adult Failure to Cause cases.  

    Supervisors of Attendance support schools around attendance protocol and procedures and ensure that BPS schools are in compliance with the Massachusetts attendance laws. The supervisors also work with students and families to support student truancy issues.

    "I'm In: Attend Today, Achieve Tomorrow"

    Through the "I'm In" Attendance Campaign, Supervisors of Attendance colaborate with schools and community stakeholders to implement attendance improvement initiatives. A major focus of the "I'm In" Campaign is raising awareness of, and reducing, chronic absenteeism in Boston's schools. Contact your Supervisor of Attendance for support or to receive access to the Attendance Toolkit.

    Boston Celtics Stay in School Program

    Founded during the 1990-91 season, the Boston Celtics Stay in School program presented by Arbella Insurance Foundation is the longest running community initiative in American professional supports. Partnering with the Boston Public Schools, the program recognizes middle school students for perfect attendance. In addition to receiving Celtics gear, students can earn invitations to special assemblies with Celtics players through the course of the school year for maintaining and unblemished attendance record. The program year culminates in a large-scale carnival celebration where over 1,000 students are recognized for their achievement.