Thestatistics show that absenteeism for both teachers and students ishigh the dropout level is alarming as well. The members brainstormedsome solutions creating remediation time at the end of school andchanging the truancy policy to include suspension for truancy wereamong the positive ones. The truancy policy change makes both thestudents and parents understand that absence is not acceptable. Asolution that is less likely to work is meeting students and tellingthem that attending class is important. This paper will elaborate onthe solutions and suggest the changes that need to happen for theschool to improve.
Creatingremediation after school helps students to catch up with studies insubjects where they are failing. The achievement levels will increaseif students who have previously been missing school get remedialclasses to learn what they missed. Changing the truancy policy willhelp in reducing absenteeism. Students will prefer attending schoolthan getting the harsh consequences of absenteeism. Parents will takepro-active measures to make sure that their children do not missschool once suspension rules apply.
Asolution that is less likely to work is meeting with the students andtelling them that attending school is important. Stating that tostudents will obviously not work since people hardly respond toverbal warnings as compared to set rules. Learners may choose toignore the verbal warning since there are no consequences if theyfail to adhere to the advice. There is no parent involvement in thisprocedure since the student may fail to mention that they got awarning for the parents. This solution will not signify seriousnesson the part of the school administration if students are to change,they need to know that the institution is taking the issue ofabsenteeism seriously.
Theschool will not achieve satisfactory results until they takeimpressive steps to curb truancy for both teachers and students, thereason is the high level of absence, class disruptions, and dropoutas the data shows. Teachers need to meet with the schooladministration and talk about the issue of absenting themselves fromschool. Consequences for teachers who fail to attend school withoutformally informing the management of their absenteeism should happen.They should be given verbal warnings, which are recorded in theirfiles if the warnings exceed three, they should be suspended.Parents need to write permission slips for their children if theymust miss school for unavoidable circumstances.
Rootcause analysis entails identifying factors that cause low performanceand coming up with a process of improvement (Barsalou, 2014). In theabove case study, the members determine their problems as truancy byteachers and students, class disruptions, and high level of dropouts.The members go ahead to brainstorm for solutions, which includechanging the truancy policy, meeting students to give verbalwarnings, telling them the importance of school, and creatingremediation classes. According to Barsalou (2014),by identifying thecause of their problems, the school has taken the first step in therecovery process.
Barsalou.A.M.(2014).Root Cause Analysis: New York: CRC Press.