Chronic Absenteeism


A student is chronically absent when he or she has missed so much school, for any reason—excused, unexcused, or disciplinary—that he or she is at risk of falling behind. The North Carolina State Board of Education defines a chronically absent student as one whose total number of absences is equal to or greater than ten percent of the total number of days he or she has been enrolled in a school during a single school year.


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