Parents urged to make sure children are in school October 4th

Schools and cities throughout the state are asking parents to make sure their children are at school on October 4th.

Though attending school everyday is important, officials say tomorrow is one with added importance.

October 4th is the day the State of California counts how many children are in schools, and officials tell us they ultimately use that number to decide how much money and other resources are granted to support those children.

The California Basic Educational Data System was created to collect data about schools and districts, as well as some aggregate data on students and staff. There are two separate forms used to collect these data. The County/District Information Form (CDIF) is used to collect data specific to districts and county offices on the number of classified staff and estimated number of teacher hires. The School Information Form (SIF) is used to collect data specific to schools on the number of classified staff, kindergarten program type, educational calendars, parental exception waivers, and School Improvement Grant information.

They ask for your community and for your family, do your best to make sure your child is in school on Wednesday.

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