From the NY Post:
Educators at a new high school in Queens who were brought in to reverse years of poor student performance and truancy issues are instead giving kids lessons on skipping class, according to a shocking report by state officials.
The 15 teachers at Rockaway Park HS for Environmental Sustainability had collectively posted an 80 percent daily attendance rate when state reviewers came in March — 3 percentage points worse than the kids.
The review shows that while school administrators were moving mountains every day to bolster student attendance, they had no answer for how to deal with no-show adults.
At a minimum, absent students got daily phone calls to their homes and their parents could be summoned for face-to-face sit-downs.
By contrast, “interventions by school administrators regarding the improvement of teacher attendance was [sic] not provided at the time of the [state] site visit,” the documents show.