Virginia school district to allow student absences for protesting

Virginia school district to allow student absences for protesting
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[Ed. – In most states this would have a significant impact on school funding.  It sounds like the Fairfax school district will be allowed to gundeck the “student butts in the seats” requirement for school funding, by having the students check in once during the day of absence.  The now-fully-Democrat-controlled state will apparently let them get away with that.]

Fairfax County Public Schools in Northern Virginia will enact a new policy on January 27, 2020, which allows school students to skip school to protest.

Fairfax County Public Schools system is one of the nation’s largest with approximately 188,000 students. With close proximity to Washington, D.C., it doesn’t take much imagination to understand where the students will be protesting. …

Though the definition of civic engagement activities is vague at this point as described by spokeswoman Lucy Caldwell, Fairfax School Board member Ryan McElveen, who introduced the policy gave some examples that will be considered excusable absences – marches, sit-ins or trips to Richmond to lobby legislators. McElveen admits this is just the beginning of things to come.

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