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State Board Explores Reasons For Chronic Absenteeism Of Teachers

About 22 percent of all state teachers have been chronically absent during the last three school years according to a presentation to the State Board of Education today. The Board heard from staff on the issue of chronically absent teachers, a subject that has not been explored by many officials to date. “This presentation certainly is not intended to imply or to suggest in any way that we have a problem with excessive absences,” said Board Member Olivia Oxendine, who supervised creation of the presentation.

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Alex Granados | EdNC