The Attendance Challenge is a call to action for superintendents & organization leaders across the Puget Sound region to commit to action around attendance. The challenge urges leaders to:  

  • Publicly Prioritize Attendance and Raise Awareness 
  • Mobilize key staff 
  • Commit to identifying and eliminating barriers 
  • Commit to driving with data: using disaggregated attendance data linked to learning

The Puget Sound Educational Service District supports the rich diversity of our school communities and believes all students have a fundamental right to equal education.  Join the attendance awareness campaign and support our immigrant and refugee students.  Hashtag along with us, #YouBelongHere, #SchoolEveryDay, #WhySchoolEveryDay, and support our students in understanding the importance of attending school regularly, and in knowing that they indeed belong.

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Join the Attendance Challenge Today! 

Fill out the following form to confirm your organization's commitment to improving attendance. Your district/organization will be listed on this page and also added to Attendance Work's national list. Thank you for taking an important step in ensuring access and success for all students through an intentional focus on improving attendance. 

The Superintendent Attendance Roll

John Welch - Puget Sound Educational Service District

Michael Nelson - Enumclaw School District

Thomas Jay - Skykomish School District

Rebecca Miner - Shoreline School District






John Welch - Puget Sound ESD

Mike Nelson - Enumclaw School District


Contact Information


Ury Salinas
Program Coordinator

Marques Gittens, M. Ed.
Program Director