School principal takes proactive approach to absenteeism

Jackie Hanson, high school and middle school principal, is attempting to make improvements in student attendance before it becomes an issue this school year.

According to the most recent Alaska Department of Education’s Report Card to the Public, school attendance in the Wrangell School District has not yet returned to pre-pandemic levels, remaining at 86.72% for the 2021-2022 school year, almost 9% below its attendance rate of 95.54% during the 2019-2020 school year.

“Given the transitions associated in how educational services were delivered during the course of the pandemic, coupled with th...


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