Establishment: Tribal Attendance Promising Practices
(1)The Tribal Attendance Promising Practices is established to support collaboration between tribes and school districts in efforts to design, implement, and improve the attendance of American Indian/Alaska Native students in schools.
(2)The Department of Education shall award non-competitive grants to qualified applicants.
(3)The grant funds will be used to hire a family advocate position that would work to create effective strategies to reduce absenteeism for American Indian Alaska Native students in a preselected school or schools. Grant recipients shall use best practice concepts which include the following five components:
(a)Recognizing good and improved attendance;
(b)Engaging students and parents in school culture;
(c)Monitoring and reporting attendance data and practices;
(d)Providing personalized early intervention and outreach supports; and
(e)Development of programmatic responses to identified barriers as needed.
(4)Additional expectations of the grant will focus on planning, implementing, and monitoring the strategies applied to reduce chronic absenteeism. These strategies should include these goals:
(a)Robust collaboration between tribe and school district;
(b)Strengthening relationships between school district, local community services, and federally recognized tribal government programs;
(c)Improving the attendance of American Indian/Alaska Native students, and positive impact to the entire school community around regular attendance; and
(d)Development, implementation, monitoring, and dissemination of best practices in an effort to reduce chronic absenteeism and overcome barriers to regular attendance.
Rule 581-017-0367 — Establishment: Tribal Attendance Promising Practices,