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Keeping Kids in School (KKIS)

Goal: To Implement a multi-modal program which addresses best practices in improving school attendance focusing on high-quality case management services while supporting strong, multi-tiered school and county attendance improvement systems. 

Strategies/Activities: cross-agency collaboration, student/family involvement, flexible/comprehensive approach, use of incentive and sanctions, supportive context, rigorous and continual assessment and evaluation, and culturally competent services.

Accepted to the Portfolio: August 2017

Target Outcomes

Short Term Outcomes

  • Improved attendance 
  • Increased student and parent engagement with the school
  • Improved educational outcomes
  • Improved functioning of participant families
  • Avoidance or reduction of criminal activity

Long Term Outcomes

  • Improved:
    Educational achievement
    Future employment
    Relational outcomes (increased family planning and reduced marital breakdown)
    Heath status
    Capacity of school to meet educational needs of students
    Recovered school revenue based on increased attendance 

  • Decreased
    Engagement in deviant and anti-social activities

Target Population


  • Kindergarten  - 12th Grade
  • Transitional Age Youth (16 - 24)
  • Families with Children (K -12th)

Service Area


  • Southeast (District 1)
  • Southwest (District 2)
  • Central (District 3)
  • Northeast (District 4)
  • Northwest (District 5)