GOOD ATTENDANCE IS TEAMWORK IN SUMTER COUNTY SCHOOLS
ATTENDANCE REPORT OF 97% FOR SUMTER COUNTY SCHOOLS For November 2011, the monthly attendance report for Sumter County Schools was 96%. For December 2011, the report increased to 97%. For the month, there were 1,483 Excused Absentees reported. For the period, there were 3,406 Un-Excused Absences reported. There were 602 Excused Tardies with 3,444 Un-excused tardies. There were 560 suspensions for the month of December with an enrollment of 4,851. The average attendance for the month of December was 97%. Sarah Cobb Elementary led the school district with 98%. Cherokee Elementary, Sumter County Elementary, Sumter County Primary, and Sumter County Middle School posted a 97% attendance for the month. Staley Middle School shared a 96% attendance and Americus-Sumter High North and South campuses both shared a 95% tally.
"Although the December 1 - December 15 report is a short reporting period, our numbers are still good with the activities of the holiday season. I hope other schools will join Sarah Cobb Elementary with a 98 or better attendance in the coming month," said Coach Jimmy Green, Attendance Officer for Sumter County Schools.
Officers of both the Americus Police Department and the Sumter County Sheriff's Department assist Coach Green in his his mission to have students in their schools. With him today are, SGT Andrew Owens, Coach Green and CPL Montena Fish.