Attendance Works: Indiana Legislation Tackles Chronic Absence

With research in hand showing more than 55,000 Indiana students are chronically absent, a state senator has introduced legislation that would require schools and districts to share data about chronic absence and intervene with students.

Sen. Dennis Kruse, a northeastern Indiana Republican who is chairman of the Senate Education and Career Development Committee, introduced the bill that also defines chronic absenteeism and ensures that days missed to out-of-school suspensions are counted as absences.

via Indiana Legislation Tackles Chronic Absence.

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