Bernard J. Ward Elementary School reports 10% truancy rate
The schools average daily attendance rate was 94 percent.
Students are considered chronically truant if they miss 5 percent of school days or more per year without acceptable excuses. The Valley View CUSD 365u saw a chronic truancy rate of 11 percent during the 2017-18 school year, while the statewide rate was 11 percent.
The school enrolled 459 students in the 2017-18 school year, and average daily attendance was at 94 percent for the year, the Illinois State Board of Education reported. The average daily rate of attendance across the state was 94 percent.