Student Attendance


DPS Administration Building
136 S. Ludlow St.
Dayton, OH,  45402
(937) 542-3324

The Office of Enrollment & Attendance staff work with students, families, and school personnel to improve student attendance. Staff members also provide assistance for families with any challenges that prevent their children from attending school on a regular basis.

Student Services also collaborates with other community agencies when intervention is needed, and assists school staff in developing attendance intervention plans. Partner agencies may include Montgomery County Children’s Services and the Montgomery County Juvenile Court to prevent and reduce student absenteeism.

Definitions and Policies

It is important to use common language and definitions when developing student support strategies to reduce chronic absenteeism. Below are several definitions Ohio uses to describe student attendance and student supports as defined by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), Ohio Revised Code, and Ohio Administrative Code.