Connecticut seeks to continue lowering school absence rate

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut legislators are seeking to keep momentum going on the recent statewide drop in chronic absenteeism, which dipped below 10 percent for the first time in five years.

The Connecticut Post reports that over the last school year, rates of chronic absenteeism fell in almost every student group and local school districts. While the state is now issuing guidelines to keep these rates low, educators worry that proposed budget cuts could counteract the dropping rate by eliminating attendance monitors and some bus routes.

Democratic Gov. Dannel Malloy says nearly 10,000 more students are consistently attending classes compared to four years ago and those efforts should be sustained.

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Information from: Connecticut Post, http://www.connpost.com

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