Posts Tagged ‘Truancy’

Principals worried about ‘families gone missing’ as truancy numbers increase

Thursday, October 13th, 2022

The Attendance Service has investigated 16,771 new cases of serious truancy in the first half of this year. During the same period it resolved 12,726 cases – nearly half of them, because the child in question was found to be already enrolled in another school. The new cases included 9838 students who were removed from Read more

Worst in 44 years: Truancy crisis inflamed by increasing poverty, educators say

Monday, June 27th, 2022

Truancy is increasing. The rising cost of living is a major barrier keeping children from getting past school doors, says an Auckland principal. “We’re going to families whose kids aren’t attending, and asking: ‘What can we do to help your son or daughter to get back to school?’” said Wendy Esera, principal at Henderson Intermediate. Read more