Chronic Absenteeism Symposium

Chronic Absenteeism Symposium

Students who are chronically absent – meaning they miss at least 18 days of school in a year – are at serious risk of falling behind academically.

In an effort to heighten public awareness of this situation, the Mississippi Department of Education will offer the second Chronic Absenteeism Summit featuring, Hedy Chang, Executive Director of Attendance Works, a national and state level initiative aimed at advancing student success by addressing chronic absenteeism.  This two and a half–day summit will provide participants with strategies and resources developed to combat chronic absenteeism.Contact your RESA regarding questions about registration.  Contact Tenette Smith (tenette.smith@mdek12.org) in the Office of Elementary Education and Reading if there are questions for the MDE or Toni Kersh (tkersh@mdek12.org) in the Office of Compulsory Attendance.

Targeted Participants: Superintendents, Principals, Administrators, Counselors, Teachers, and Community members

Jackson Marriott Reservations may be made through their reservations desk or online.

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When booking online or through our reservation desk, schools should request Special Rates and then choose Government Rate

Room reservations will require a credit card to hold the room

Payments from schools for overnight rooms can be made by Credit Card or with a school check. 

·       If paying with a credit card:

o   Credit Card must be presented at check in, or

o   A credit card authorization (contact hotel for form) must be received prior to arrival

·       If paying with a check

o   Personal checks are not accepted. 

o   School checks must be made payable to Jackson Marriott for the total amount (multiple reservations can be combined on one check). 

·       School must have a tax exempt letter to not be charged taxes.  The letter may be presented at check in or submitted prior to arrival if the school is submitting a credit card authorization.

·       Purchase orders will only be accepted with prior approval from the hotel.

Please park in the Marriott parking garage.  You will be given a parking pass at the conference to give to the attendant when leaving.


IF YOU HAVE A DISABILITY THAT WILL NEED AN ACCOMMODATION (WHEELCHAIR, HEARING IMPAIRMENT, VISUAL IMPAIRMENT, ETC.), PLEASE CONTACT US IMMEDIATELY AFTER REGISTRATION SO THAT WE CAN BEST ACCOMMODATE YOU.

Date Time Session Instructor Faciliator Venue
Tue, Aug 21, 2018 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM All Day Session Tenette Smith Don Brantley Marriott - Jackson
Wed, Aug 22, 2018 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM All Day Session Tenette Smith Don Brantley Marriott - Jackson
Thu, Aug 23, 2018 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM Half Day Session Tenette Smith Don Brantley Marriott - Jackson
Special Accomodations
Disabilities If you have a disability that would need an accommodation (wheelchair, visual impairment, etc.), please contact us so that we can best accommodate you.
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