Absent students cost district $6,700 first month
Last updated 10/11/2007 at Noon
Fallbrook Union High School students who did not regularly report for class the first month of school cost the district $6,702.61, says John Hayek, assistant principal. Since the money could have been used for classroom materials, sports equipment, improved technology and myriad other purchases to benefit students, it’s an irreplaceable loss.
Each day a student is absent from school, the Average Daily Attendance rate of $37.15, or ADA for that student, is computed as a loss against the FUHS operating budget. ADA funds are provided to schools by the state based on their enrollments and ar...