Spokane Public Schools works to revamp how they deal with attendance problems

SPOKANE, Wash. - Washington's public schools have gone from tracking truancy, to looking at students who are chronically absent, which means a student misses 10 percent of the school days in a year.

While that might sound like a lot, about 17 percent of students in our state are considered chronically absent.
Spokane Public Schools wants to reduce that number. District leaders are working to revamp how they deal with attendance problems.

Meet Marcel, who just needed a little tough love, Tuesday morning on Good Morning Northwest.

Kxly4 will share the story of how Marcel turned his life around with Mrs. Poindexter's help, and how Spokane schools are working to make sure more kids end up like Marcel, before they slip through the cracks.

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