What is Stay in School?

  • There is a positive correlation between regular attendance and academic success. The Stay in School Program is a collaborative effort between school, family, and community, which supports students and families in meeting the expectations of school attendance. As part of the program, all attendance records are reviewed on a regular basis. School staff will work with parents throughout the Tiers of the Stay in School Program.

    Per North Dakota Century Code (15.1-20-01): Any person having responsibility for a child between the ages of seven and sixteen years shall ensure that the child is in attendance at a public school for the duration of each school year.

    Please read through the information below to learn more about the process.

Stay in School

  • Attendance Counts

  • GFPS Attendance Policy

  • Why Monitor My Child?

  • The Stay in School Process

  • Compulsory Attendance Violation

  • Diversion Meeting

  • Community Attendance Team