Seattle School District Launches Attendance Matters Program

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SEATTLE -- Schools across the state are trying to deal with a serious problem – absent students. According to a recent national report, Washington ranks second worst for attendance problems.

As Seattle Schools opened on Wednesday, the district launched a new Attendance Matters program.

On the KOMO Midday News 1-3P, Brad Fulkerson, who heads up the attendance program at Seattle Schools, explained why this is so important. (Click the picture above to hear the audio).