Grundy County’s Countywide Attendance Matters Day is a community effort to help raise awareness of the importance of being school every day as well as advocate for perfect attendance on the first Friday in September. Attendance Matters Day works to engage all community stakeholders to help support the goal of all students attending school every day and graduating.
On Attendance Matters Day, all schools within Grundy County will kick off National Attendance Awareness month through various activities highlighting the importance of attending school every day. The goals of this day are aimed at students, parents/guardians, staff, and other community stakeholders and include increased awareness about the critical importance of daily school attendance, promotion of the attendance goals of the Grundy County School District, identification of programs and incentives in place to help promote and increase attendance in all Grundy County Schools, and the familiarity of state and local laws related to school attendance.
Attendance Matters Day is the result of the efforts of Grundy County’s Attendance Supervisor Valerie Sitz Nunley, Grundy County Mayor Mike Brady, the Grundy County Commission, and Americorps VISTAs Julianna McBee and Leslie Wright.
Pictured at the Proclamation signing are Attendance Supervisor Valerie Sitz Nunley, Mayor Michael Brady, Court Clerk Tammy Sholey, Circuit Court Clerk Penny Sons, Register of Deeds Gayle Vanhooser, Trustee Tyler McCoullough, and Americorps VISTAs Julianna McBee and Leslie Wright.