How can we insist students come to school when our state leaders can’t be bothered to insure that we’re funding the educational system? Perhaps if schools could afford to offer the academic, wraparound, and extracurricular resources students need to to consider the system relevant to their lives, truancy wouldn’t be an issue.
OKWatch Radio: Schools Battle Chronic Absenteeism
As Oklahoma’s school districts feel the impact of millions of dollars in budget cuts this year and next, many are dealing with the persistent issue of absenteeism. The problem is so severe, some school districts may not receive all the state money earmarked for them. A number of districts […]