Target Audience: School Leaders
Estimated Time to Complete: 30 minutes

Welcome to the Teacher Absenteeism course! 

We appreciate your interest in learning more about how to improve attendance and reduce absenteeism in one of the most valuable roles: teachers! As you are aware, teacher absenteeism in Minneapolis Public Schools is a challenge that has existed for many years. While we recognize the issue, we want to tackle the problem from a slightly different lens than in prior years. 

If you have any questions about the content presented in this course, please contact Keenan Shelton, Director of Talent Management, at


We will highlight the four components of this training course:

  1. The four common factors that contribute to teacher absenteeism
  2. The impact of teacher absenteeism in MPS
  3. How to shape/re-shape culture as a means of managing absenteeism
  4. How to conduct corrective discipline

When completing this course for the first time, it is recommended that you follow each of the components in consecutive order: 

What's at the Core?

The Impact in MPS

Shape/Re-Shape Your Culture

Corrective Discipline