The good news: Under the State’s leadership, Little Rock School District employee absenteeism is at a five-year low.
The bad news: 52% of LRSD employees still missed ten or more days for Sick, Personal, Vacation, Leave Without Pay (LWOP), Other. Throw in Professional Development, (PD) and it’s 67%.
|Sick, Personal, Vacation, LWOP, Other||Sick, Personal, Vacation, LWOP, Other|
|Sick, Personal, Vacation, LWOP, Other||Sick, Personal, Vacation, LWOP, Other||AND PROF DEV||AND PROF DEV|
|FY||TOTAL EMPLOYEE COUNT||TOTAL EMPLOYEES >=10 Excluding PD||Percentage Emp >=10||TOTAL ABSENCE >=10||PERCENTAGE OF EMPLOYEES W/ABSENCES >=10|
Over two-thirds of the district’s employees are away from their responsibilities – students – ten or more days a year. Even more egregiously, most are on contracts of ten months of less.
The first rule of any job is showing up. So when chronic teacher, staff absenteeism far outpaces that of students, learning cannot take place.
By the way, chronic absenteeism for students is – you guessed it – missing ten of more days in a year.