I strongly disagree with this proposal. Rather than allowing students to skip school with impunity, we need to fund our schools adequately to allow them to prevent truancy and absenteeism.

The State Board examined this issue in the spring. In April, we passed a resolution calling on OSSE to examine the impact of the 80/20 rule and the resources needed to fully implement the current rules.

Ultimately, we know attendance matters and attendance is a key predictor of graduation as well as academic performance. Our city should not be moving towards a system that counts students who show up for a small fraction of their day as 'present.' Not to mention the provisions in this proposal that allow schools to not count absences the last ten days of the year... we already see way too many classrooms packed up days before the year ends.

Further, the State Board's statutory authority includes the approval of "state rules for enforcing school attendance requirements." 

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  • Matheus Marques
    commented 2016-04-28 16:27:08 -0400
    Great Post, nice to read ! BrasilTuris offers you cupons de desconto in the Netshoes !
  • Joe Weedon
    commented 2016-01-07 16:43:30 -0500
    My post was written in response to the bill and bill summary distributed by Councilmember Grosso (via facebook, twitter and his blog), available via and covered by the Washington Post. I stand 100% behind it.

    While I’m being told by different branches of government that there is different legislation pending, I have yet to see a full version, bill summary, etc. I find it alarming that legislation is being debated that has not readily available to the public or explained to the Post.

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