The Mena Public Schools are beginning a campaign to educate our patrons on the importance of regular attendance. every day spent at school is important & education can only fulfill it's promise as the great equalizer when we work to ensure that students are in school every day and receive the support they need to learn and thrive.

Across the country, more than 8 million students are missing so many days of school that they are academically at risk. Chronic absence, excused, unexcused absences and suspensions, can translate into students having difficulty learning to read by the third-grade, achieving in middle school, and graduating from high school.