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It's the policy in our school that students returning from
suspension do not get makeup work, except at the teacher's
discretion. We also instituted a much stricter attendance policy
last year that has worked: a student who gets six absences,
whether excused or unexcused, in a grading period are removed
from the class and placed in study hall, which, as our V.P. tells
them, is essentially a babysitting facility. This year our
attendance is averaging in the low 90s; last week it was 98%,
which is probably a record. It takes a very strong
administration and a school board with backbone to make a
difference like this.