Reconfigure how absences are totaled and add a "half day" absence

Currently, absences are just absences. We are an elementary school, and have our attendance set up for "daily." I have set up many different categories for teachers to choose from, depending on the reason for the absence, including "half day." But the system only counts and totals the absence, whether it's a half day or a full day absence. In Education Edge, we had the half-day option, and totals would add properly. 

  • Jeannie Shay
  • Dec 8 2016
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  • Julianne Blazevic commented
    28 Nov, 2023 04:08pm

    We have been waiting for this option for years. It is long overdue.

  • Jaime Vasquez commented
    1 Nov, 2023 09:26pm

    This is a much needed update.

  • Sandy Roth commented
    4 Oct, 2023 08:19pm

    This was requested a long time ago - I had hoped by now it would have been implemented.

  • Candi Roberts commented
    9 Dec, 2022 12:01pm

    There is a Full Day/Half Day selection in attendance set up, but the Attendance Setup Guide says:

    • Full Day / Half Day: This feature is not fully functional yet. Your selection will not affect daily absence counts.

    Please make this functional! It has been that way for at least as long as we have been using Blackbaud (1.5 years). Please get this done, or all "daily" to calculate a portion of the day based on the time frame entered.

  • Dino Vandenheede commented
    1 Jun, 2021 07:22pm

    I would like to see half day and even quarter day reporting.

    Absent 1, 0.75, 0.5, 0.25 days.