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Local school districts boast strong attendance numbers, but challenges remain

8:42 PM, Jun. 28, 2013
Stevens Point Area Public School District officials say they have looked to combat student absences by changing the district's definition of truancy and through the Portage County Truancy Abatement Program.
Stevens Point Area Public School District officials say they have looked to combat student absences by changing the district's definition of truancy and through the Portage County Truancy Abatement Program.
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While local school districts receive strong marks for attendance, students from low-income families lag slightly behind their more affluent peers. District officials, meanwhile, say they continue to emphasize the importance that all students attend school.

Chronic absence, defined as missing 10 percent or more of class during a school year for any reason, is a national problem, according to Attendance Works, a national initiative that promotes better policy, practice and research on school attendance. More than one in 10 students miss almost a month of school every year, and as many ...

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