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Resource ID: #20970
Subject: Schools
Source: Eagle-Tribune (Lawrence
Date: June 16 - 20, 2003



The Eagle- Tribune, analyzed the attendance of teachers from seventeen districts north of Boston. The investigation revealed that teacher absenteeism increases the costs for the schools and on an average each child pays $104 for substitute teachers. They also found that 43% teachers used sick leave next to long weekends and holidays and teachers in fact accepted that they use sick leaves to pad their vacations.

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