Unprecedented absences at city schools
By VERNON SIKES
Yazoo City school officials are scratching their heads over what to do about the district's high absentee rate.
During the 2011-2012 school year, there were 31,009 absences recorded in the district. With 2,650 students enrolled in the district last year, that averages out to 12 absences for each student.
“This is unprecedented,” said Jana Bardwell, who serves as the district's curriculum, testing and professional development director.
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