All families are encouraged to maintain consistent attendance in the Head Start program. Consistent attendance is defined as present or participating for 85% of expected hours, or more. Head Start staff help families in identifying barriers to consistent attendance. Staff initiate supports as appropriate. If participation or attendance ceases, staff make efforts to reengage families to resume attendance. A slot is vacant when attendance does not resume, and may be considered an enrollment opportunity.
This policy complies with Head Start Performance Standard 1305.8(a)-(c) and 1306.32(b)(5).
It was approved by Policy Council on October 25, 2006. June 14, 2011. May 13, 2014. March 10, 2015. November 2015. January 2017
It was approved by the Board of Directors on November 17, 2009. August 16, 2011. May 20, 2014. November 2015. January 2017
It was last updated on December 12, 2006. May 2011. May 2013. January 2014. March 2015. October 2015. December 2016. February 2019