Every student has a right to educational opportunities that will enable the student to develop his or her full potential. Attendance regulations are based on the principle that regular school attendance maximizes the student’s interaction with his or her teachers and peers and is a major component of academic success. Improved school attendance generally increases student achievement. Therefore, attendance regulations that provide for the early identification of attendance problems and effective methods to address them will allow students to be more successful. Implementation of attendance regulations requires cooperation among all members of the educational community, including parents, students, teachers, administrators, and support staff.