BUFFALO, NY - The NY State Department of Education has produced studies showing a direct relationship between a given school district's graduation rate,...and its rate of student absenteeism.
There may be no better an example of that than the Buffalo Public Schools, which are plagued by both high absenteeism and low graduation rates.
The State Education Dept. studies also reveal that graduation rates drop noticeably in districts where attendance rates fall even below 95%...and that out of the seventy schools that make up Buffalo Public schools, only three of them have consistent attendance rates of 95% or above.
Tuesday brought about the second of a three-day, first of a kind effort to change that.