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US: Tougher attendance policy under consideration

WATERBURY, Conn. --A doctor's note may not be good enough for city school children who are absent because of illness under a tougher attendance policy under consideration by the Board of Education.

Routine illness, even with note from a physician, would no longer be considered an excused absence under the policy proposed on Monday.

The policy would excuse health-related absences only if a student is hospitalized or presents proof of a "serious chronic illness," such as diabetes or asthma.

The proposed policy was drafted by a committee of teacher, administrators and others, headed by Michael Yamin, an assistant principal at Kennedy High School.

"We now are looking for school to be the priority," Yamin said.


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