The Los Angeles Daily News is reporting about 11% of students enrolled in the Los Angeles Unified School District were no-shows on the first day of school, underscoring the fact that more work needs to be done to re-engage those students, the district said Monday, Aug. 15.
The 89% attendance rate was a 12% improvement over last year – and could be adjusted higher once attendance data for the district’s six new virtual academies are reported.
About half the students in L.A. Unified were chronically absent last year, meaning they missed more than 10% of school days.
The district has responded by going to the students homes to encourage them to return to in person learning. The district also made vast changes to its COVID policies in an attempt to coerce students back to the classroom.
Inglewood Unified resumes classes on Aug. 22 and teachers are concerned there have been no attempts to address safety concerns and staff shortages.
Read the full story on the missing LAUSD students on dailynews.com.