Getting a child to school every day is not as simple as it sounds. Often it involves multiple people working together to ensure students are in school — parents, guardians, grandparents, siblings, bus drivers, carpool drivers, teachers, doctors, and nurses, to name a few.
In North Carolina, 14.8 percent of students miss 15 or more days of school per year, according to the latest data from the Office of Civil Rights. In this series, our affiliate organization, EducationNC, takes a look at student chronic absence, defined in North Carolina by the State Board of Education as a student who misses 10 percent of the school days or more.North Carolina Insight Education Vol. 26, No. 1