Drugs Hat Public College Division (CHAT Information File Picture)
Nov 22, 2022 | 1:41 PM
MEDICINE HAT, AB – Alberta college boards are persevering with to report a major improve in absences of their faculties as a consequence of what Alberta Well being Companies says is respiratory sicknesses. Faculties are required to report absences in the event that they attain greater than 10 per cent.
In Drugs Hat, 5 public faculties – George Davison College, Drugs Hat Christian College, Ross Glen College, South View Neighborhood College, and Vincent Massey College – all exceeded a ten per cent absence fee on Monday, with some rising in the direction of 15 per cent.
Absences embrace each college students are workers, although the share of scholars is increased. Supt. Mark Davidson says there are issues.
“The academics will all the time specific issues about absences proper as a result of when college students aren’t there, they’re not capable of take part within the studying course of, definitely we’re involved a few rising degree of absence amongst workers as a result of it could actually grow to be troublesome to cowl courses.”