Solano truancy up; costs districts millions – Daily Republic

By Todd R. Hansen

Solano County school districts lost nearly $11.5 million in state student funding due to increased truancy at its elementary schools during the 2012-13 school year, the state Attorney General’s Office reported.

The countywide truancy rate for 2012-13 was 22.01 percent, up 3.41 percent from the previous term, the state reported, for a loss of $189.96 per elementary school pupil.

Those figures are up from $182.77 per pupil in the 2011-12 school year, totaling nearly $11.128 million, the report states.

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