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School Student Absenteeism Rises Rapidly – Transylvania County, NC


Last updated 3/9/2020 at 11:47am

Jessica Sharp, who leads the Rebound program at Davidson River School (DRS) and is a member of the school system’s Attendance Committee, informed the Transylvania County Board of Education last Monday night that absenteeism in the local schools has increased in the past six years.

“Ms. Sharp has worked tirelessly on attendance and some initiatives within our county with attendance,” said Assistant Superintendent Brian Weaver.

Sharp has been collecting data on absenteeism for the past two years, and that data is being used by the Attendance Committee to propose revisions to the curre...

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