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QPS missing out on nearly $1 million in aid to truancy

QPS missing out on nearly $1 million in aid to truancy

1 week, 3 days ago by Scott Hardy

Sup't. Roy Webb talks "Attendance Adds Up" with Mary Griffith

The Quincy Public School District is missing out on almost $1 million in state aid, because students are skipping school.

About half of the missing students don't have a legitimate reason to be out of school, and because state aid is based on attendance, the district gets no money for the child unless they're in the classroom. That's why Superintendent Roy Webb, appearing Tuesday on WTAD's Mary Griffith Show, is pushing a program called Attendance Adds Up.

(Superintendent Roy Webb  :10 )

Webb says the truancy problem is just as big at the elementary schools as it is at Quincy High, and that missing only one day of school each month is enough to put a student behind academically. Hear the full interview with Quincy Public Schools Superintendent Roy Webb in the podcast section

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