chronic absenteeism

What Do Ohio Students Need to Get to School Every Day?

Mar 19, 2017
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The Ohio State Board of Education is working on a model policy to ensure fewer students miss school.

Students who miss a lot school fall behind. It's a national problem.

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A new system that prevents absentee students from being thrown out of Ohio schools is moving forward.

The Ohio House has passed a bill requiring schools to create intervention teams that would step in when a child is consistently absent. That team will meet with students and their parents to try to fix the situation to avoid going to court.