Absenteeism Soars on the Last Day of School in Montgomery County
The last day of school for Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) students was June 20th but 33,496 students did not go to class that half day, according to information obtained by MyMCMedia.
You may remember that the last day of school was pushed back from June 17 to June 20th because of the number of snow days that were used during the winter. All school systems are required by state law to provide at least 180 days of instruction in a school year.
According to absentee data provided by MCPS, over 21-percent of the district’s 158,151 students were counted as absent on June 20th.
MCPS Spokesperson Derek Turner said that is more than last year when 16.9-percent of the district’s students skipped the final day – and, he said, that was also a Monday.
You can review this year’s absentee data for the last two weeks of school, as provided by MCPS, below:
|SCHOOL YEAR 2015-2016|
|School Day||# Student Full Day Absent||# Students Enrolled||% Absent|