Thursday, February 16, 2012

Should kids with excused absences be referred to the county attorney?

KETV Reports:

"Kleine said that Douglas County school districts referred 3,000 students to his office for missing more than 20 days last year. Of those, Kleine said 900 cases were dropped." The NFF asks why do those 900 cases need to be jamming up the legal system at all?

Kleine, Ashford, and many other state officials have emphatically said that when a child's absences are excused they have no intention of intervening. The NFF asks, if that is the case then why is it necessary to refer students with excused absences to the county attorney at all?

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