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Nearly 1 in 5 K-8 Students Truant in 2010-2011

The San Rafael City Schools Elementary District's truancy rate trended below the state's rates during the 2010-2011 school year.

The was slightly above the county's average rate for truancy during the 2010-2011 school year, according to the California Department of Education's most recent data.

Approximately 21 percent, or around one in five students, were considered truant, which is an unexcused absence or tardy on three or more days. The had a low truancy rate of approximately 2 percent.

As students head back to school this month, parents and guardians are reminded to write notes when their child is absent or else the absence will be counted as a truant. Parents and guardians should also try their best to make sure their students are on time because three or more tardies also count as a truant.

During the same academic year, around 20 percent of Marin County students were truant compared to the state's average of nearly 30 percent.

had the lowest number of truant students, with and coming in second and third. With an average of nearly 37 percent, had the highest number of truancies.

See where your child's school ranks in truancies below.

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School Enrollment Truants Truancy Rate 630 4 0.63% 395 6 1.52% 394 7 1.78% 370 14 3.78% Short Elementary 49 3 6.12% 539 36 6.68% 376 34 9.04% 418 53 12.68% 724 160 22.1% 846 218 25.77% 201 56 27.86% 458 151 32.97% 391 144 36.83%


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