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The Impact of Cutting Class

United Way of the Quad Cities
A United Way Live United Pacesetter campaign

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.