Tuesday, November 18, 2008


Attendance is one of those areas in schools where technology has left the law and common sense behind. According to Nevada state law, the official record of attendance is the teacher's roll book. It has been years however since teachers have used a roll book. Attendance is done by computer and it is recorded at the district office. At my school district, teachers don't even have the ability to print a hard copy of attendance in their rooms. Consequently the school district sends us a copy at the end of each month. This leads to the ridiculous result of having the "OFFICIAL" attendance record being just a printed copy of the school district's computer records.

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