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Attendance sagged in Clark County schools on snow day makeup

Updated April 23, 2019 - 6:02 pm

Attendance in the Clark County School District dropped on Monday — the designated make-up day for the Feb. 22 snow day — compared with the comparable day last year.

Roughly 84 percent of the district’s approximately 320,000 students attended school on Monday, the first day back from spring break, compared with the 92.6 percent attendance rate on the first school day after the break last year.

Monday originally was meant to be a day off for students, but the district designated that day to make up class time after snow blanketed the valley in February, prompting cancellation of school for one day.

It was a decision the superintendent could not make without irking someone — those against the decision argued that many families would not be back from spring break and therefore would not show up to school.

On Feb. 21, when snow began to hit the valley, only 74 percent of students showed up to school compared to the districtwide attendance rate of 92 percent the day before.

Contact Amelia Pak-Harvey at apak-harvey@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-4630. Follow @AmeliaPakHarvey on Twitter.

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