Seminole County schools look to combat high truancy rates (WFTV), Fla. — The Seminole school district said they have seen an alarming increase in the number of students not showing up for classes.
At Seminole High School, principal Jordan Rodriguez said since students returned to in-person learning there has been a dramatic increase in student absences.
“We’ve got, you know, over 4000 kids 26% are missing 10 or more days that were unexcused,” Rodriguez said.
Read: Students share growing concerns over classroom censorship with CongressDuring the 2018-19 school year, the truancy rate for all Seminole County high schools combined was 15%.
“They think I’ll just check my teacher’s webpage, see what the assignments are, and try to submit them,” Rodriguez said.