Durant Public Schools changing attendance policy

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Published: Jan. 4, 2021 at 4:03 PM CST
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DURANT, Okla. (KXII) - Durant Public Schools is changing its attendance policy for the spring semester.

Superintendent Mark Meredith said in a statement on the district’s Facebook page that Oklahoma guidelines require students be in school attendance 90 percent of the time.

Meredith said the change in guidelines means students may only miss nine days of the semester.

Students absent due to a positive COVID-19 test or related quarantine, which must be confirmed by the Bryan County Health Department, will be counted as present or absent based on the completion of their online work.

Meredith said these absences will not count again the student for the 90 percent attendance guideline. Any other absence will be counted as a regular absence.

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