Tulsa Public Schools addresses chronic absentee rate

The Associated Press - December 12, 2017 10:58 am

TULSA, Okla. (AP) – Tulsa Public Schools leaders are working to lower the district’s chronic absentee rate from just above 25.7 percent, which is far above the national average of 13.7 percent.
The Tulsa World reports that the district has more than 10,000 students who are chronically absent. The district is focusing on managing attendance and setting goals to raise the attendance rate.
District official Ebony Johnson says people are designated to track students missing and which teachers didn’t take attendance on a daily basis.
According to a district report, gifted students and English language learners attended school at a higher rate. The report also says students who qualified for free and reduced lunch went to school less than those who didn’t.
Asian and Hispanic students had higher attendance rates than any other demographic.


Latest Stories

Trump is ‘Fine’ After Shooting at Rally, Campaign Says. Prosecutor Says Gunman and 1 Attendee are Dead

BUTLER, Pa. (AP) — Donald Trump’s campaign said in a statement that the former president was “fine” after...

Election 2024 Live Updates: Trump Says he is ‘Fine’ in Statement After Being Escorted Off Stage During Rally

UPDATE:What to know: Trump’s condition: In a statement shared by his campaign, a Trump spokesman said the former...


TULSA, Okla. – Several law enforcement agencies served a search warrant Friday on the Tulsa County Family...