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Educa Radio Show: The Impact of Attendance on a Child’s Success

Jan. 25, 2017

Event Date: January 27, 2017

Join EDUCA Radio on 1090-AM from 5 to 6 p.m. this Friday, Jan. 27, 2017, for an English broadcast to learn about the Colorado Attendance Law and what parents, teachers and school leaders can do to ensure Every Child Succeeds.

EDUCA Radio will visit with Amber Elias, deputy general counsel in Denver Public Schools. Elias will share with listeners the difference between attendance, truancy and habitual truancy.

In DPS, it is essential for students to attend school daily in order to acquire the knowledge, skills and confidence they need to be college and career ready. Families and students are all responsible for making sure children get to school on time and ready to learn.

School attendance is required by state law for students up to age 17 (Colorado School Attendance Law – C.R.S. 22-33-101 et seq.). Students must attend a minimum number of hours of school in order to comply with the law. The minimum requirements are:

  • 1,056 hours in middle and high school
  • 968 hours in elementary school

For more information on attendance in DPS, visit

Join the conversation by sending questions or comments via text message to 720-961-3775, or post on the Educa Facebook event page here. Participants will qualify to win four tickets to the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. For information on the DPS Educa Radio show, visit