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West Virginia Department of Education to tackle student absenteeism

By STEVEN ALLEN ADAMS

The Parkersburg News and Sentinel

CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — The superintendent of West Virginia schools has a message for parents: make sure your students are in school.

Superintendent Steven Paine Thursday morning delivered a report on chronic absenteeism in West Virginia public schools during a regular meeting of the state Board of Education.

“We discovered that school attendance emerged as a real problem,” Paine said, referring to the new Balanced Scorecard report released on Sept. 13.

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