2 Apr 2024

Truancy in coalition's priorities for the next 3 months

From Checkpoint, 5:16 pm on 2 April 2024

Stage one of the Government's plan to raise school attendance will be in place by the end of June, according to its work timetable released today.

The 36 point action plan details the coalition's priorities for the next three months and truancy is one of them.

Ministry of Education figures show in term three last year about 25% of students were either moderately or chronically absent; meaning at best they attended up to 80% of the time.

Associate Education Minister David Seymour speaks to Lisa Owen.