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LEAs and charter schools are responsible for compiling a list of dropouts for each school and transmitting dropout files to DPI on a designated date each year. The Procedures Manual (pdf, 210kb) has a timeline for the tasks required to submit and approve dropout data. Charter schools and LEAs not adhering to the due dates on the timeline may face sanctions.
Schools and LEAs are responsible for maintaining the expertise to accomplish this task from year to year. A complete description of the technical steps required to submit dropouts may be found in the NC WISE document Identifying Students in eSIS.