District Report Card Shows K-12 Public School Attendance Dropped Statewide in Missouri, Pandemic Blamed
In this Aug. 5, 2020, file photo, wearing masks to prevent the spread of COVID19, elementary school students use hand sanitizer before entering school for classes in Godley, Texas. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)

(MISSOURINET) –  The number of students absent from Missouri’s K-through-12 schools is rising. The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education released its 2022 District Report Card this month. It shows school attendance statewide dropped from 85 percent in 2020 to 76 percent this year. Ashly McGinnis, assistant superintendent for the St. Joseph school district, says the drop in attendance led to underperformance in other major categories:

Attendance in the St. Joseph School District dropped from 84 percent in 2020 to 70-point-5 percent this year.

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