Absenteeism Up During “Day Without Immigrants”

The Hood River County School District reported a significant increase in absenteeism Thursday as “Day Without Immigrants” protests took place nationally.  In a written statement District Superintendent Dan Goldman said 735 students were not in attendance on Thursday, adding that was an increase of 400 percent from normal.  It represents just under 18 percent of the total enrollment in Hood River County schools.  In North Wasco County School District 21, Superintendent Candy Armstrong said about 13 percent of students were absent, compared to nine-point-two percent the day before and six-point-five percent on the 14th.  Armstrong added given illness and other excused absence reasons, it would be difficult to say how much impact the protest had on attendance.  White Salmon Valley School District Superintendent Jerry Lewis did not have exact figures, but did confirm his district experienced more absenteeism that usual.

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