NEA shall inform, using existing resources, educators and their local/state affiliates about total student absenteeism and expenditures, which represent loss of public investment in our youth. This can later be used as a basis or leverage in local negotiations for increased compensation of educators. 


Student absenteeism represents lost education dollars, comprising student futures. Often local districts are in noncompliance with laws/policies addressing chronic student absenteeism, and in some states teacher evaluations/raises are based upon student performance. This could leverage bargaining. 


Fred Short - FL

Cost Implications

This item cannot be accomplished with current staff and resources under the proposed Modified 2019-2020 Strategic Plan and Budget. It would cost an additional $5,000.