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Attendance and Truancy Department

The Attendance and Truancy Department supports networks, schools, and families in addressing both systemic and individual needs, at multiple levels, to holistically take on the root causes of absence and truancy.

Attendance and Truancy Department

773-553-FACE (3223)

42 W. Madison St.
Chicago, IL 60602

Attendance and Truancy works to increase student attendance, decrease chronic absenteeism and chronic truancy, and address attendance barriers. We do this by training, motivating, supporting, and guiding CPS staff, students, families, and community partners.

The Office of Student Support and Engagement (OSSE) provides additional support when schools fall below the district’s attendance goals and assists in disseminating and funding best practices for improving and maintaining high attendance.

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