WBTV notes that student and teacher absences sky-rocketed yesterday, Memorial Day. The details:
According to a CMS spokesperson, 39,396 students were absent and most of them were unexcused absences.
There were only 8,897 absences on Monday, May 11 and 5,059 absences on Monday, May 18.
Teacher absences were up about 20 percent from the week before — and nearly double the Monday two weeks earlier.
Officials said 872 teachers were absent Monday. That is up from Monday, May 18 when there were 709 teacher absences and up dramatically from Monday, May 11 when there were 532 teacher absences.
You could see this one coming a mile away.