The Impact of Cutting Class
A student who misses just two days of school a month will actually be absent for ten percent of a school year. That's according to the United Way of the Quad Cities Education Council, which is trying to cut down on chronic absences in local schools.
WVIK's Sarah Ritter reports.
A Kindergarten student, who misses just a couple school days a month, is four times more likely to have attendance problems in later grades. They will also score 20 percent lower in reading and math, according to the United Way.