However since there exists a number of federal, state regulations that are meant to deal and improve the attendance rates, there is a need to find local initiative. These are actions that the parents, teachers and local community can take in order to deal with attendance failure. This action is best suited as it is these agencies who are aware of absentees and who can best handle absentee students.
First and foremost it is important to handle the reasons or causes of poor attendance. In cases where the student has indicated to have problems in a particular subject, parents and teachers need to establish preventative actions to help the student improve. According to the SSB (2007), students fail classes due to hard or difficult subjects. Their morale for a certain class is reduced when they fail and view the subject as hard. Some of the subjects that are most prone to this are mathematics and the sciences.