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Excessive Absences & Truancy Info

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Fast facts for families about excessive absences and truancy

It is important for Ohio’s students to be in class every day, ready to learn. Ohio defines chronic absenteeism as missing 10 percent or more of the school year for any reason. Missing too much school has long-term, negative effects on students, such as lower achievement and a higher likelihood of not graduating. Here is handout that can help families understand the difference between excessive absences and truancy.

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