MEDIA ADVISORY: Montgomery County Public Schools to Announce Attendance Action Plan to Combat Student Absenteeism

August 18, 2023

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) will be hosting a press conference to introduce a comprehensive Attendance Action Plan titled "ALL TOGETHER Now: In School Together, Learn Together, Achieve Together / Attendance Action Plan" This multifaceted initiative aims to address a significant problem faced by school systems across the country – student attendance in school.

During the press conference, MCPS Superintendent Dr. Monifa B. McKnight and MCPS Staff will unveil the Attendance Action Plan, which encompasses various strategies and interventions to promote consistent attendance and enhance student learning outcomes. The plan focuses on fostering a collaborative effort among students, parents, educators, and the wider community to ensure all students have equal opportunities to succeed academically.

Chronic Absenteeism is defined as 18 or more days absent in a school year without permission (10%)

Members of the media are invited to attend the event.

WHEN: Tuesday, August 22, 10:45 A.M.
WHERE: Carver Educational Services Center, 850 Hungerford Dr., Rockville, MD 20850 (in the auditorium)

  • Dr. Monifa B. McKnight, Superintendent of Schools
  • Damon Monteleone, Associate Superintendent, Office of School Support and Well-Being
  • Steven Neff, Director, Pupil Personnel and Attendance Services
  • Elba Garcia, Senior Community Liaison

To RSVP or request further information, please contact Chris Cram, Director, Department of Communications, at 

About Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS):
Montgomery County Public Schools is the largest school system in the state of Maryland, serving over 162,000 students across 211 schools. MCPS is committed to providing high-quality education and ensuring all students have the support they need to achieve academic success.

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