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Absent students issues at Lake Roosevelt


A large number of absences from school is a larger factor than are poor test scores in not finishing high school.

That’s one of the key points made in a presentation by Lake Roosevelt teachers Brian Daniels and Jeremiah Seekins at Monday’s Grand Coulee Dam School District board meeting.

“Chronically absent,” is defined as missing 10 percent or more of a school year, or 18 days or more, whether they are excused absences or not.

The state average for chronic absenteeism is 17 percent, with Lake Roosevelt schools combined being at 25 percent, and the junior/senior-high side alone be...

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