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Natchez School Funding Tied To Attendance

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Natchez - A law that went into effect this year requiring students to be in school 63 percent of each day could impact the amount of state funding the Natchez-Adams School District receives next school year.
NASD Superintendent Frederick Hill tells The Natchez Democrat (http://bit.ly/17Z4fkF) a student absent for more than 37 percent of the day impacts the district in two ways.
If they're not exposed to material in the classroom from their teacher, they're automatically at a disadvantage.
The other impact comes in how student attendance is calculated into the formula that determines how much each school district will receive from the state.
Hill said the state will look at the district's attendance records for the first three months of the school year to determine how much funding to distribute.
Information from: The Natchez Democrat, http://www.natchezdemocrat.com/

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