Thousands of Florida students still reported ‘missing’ from school districts
Some Florida school districts are reporting thousands of students whose whereabouts remain unknown.
Nearly two years into the pandemic, students who have fallen off the school grid and haven’t shown up in class remain a problem for almost every school district in Florida.
In Polk County, 100 students are still unaccounted for.
In Miami Dade County, the state’s largest school district, the number of missing students was in the thousands last year but has been reduced down to just under 650, according to a district spokesperson.
But in some other large districts, the number of students districts can’t locate remains in the thousands.