School district looks for ways to keep students in class

The West Virginia Dept. of Education says across Kanawha County, more than 25 percent of students missed five or more days of school without an excuse last year. Eight in ten missed 10 or more days. There are catch up classes known as intercessions available, and the Gazette reports the principals of Kanawha County's two year-round schools want local judges to force students who serially skip class to take the catch-up classes. The district continues to look for ways to fight the truancy issue.