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Franklin Regional officials are taking a deeper look at how excused absences will be recorded amid the coronavirus pandemic, after receiving several comments and questions from parents during the first weeks of school.
The district is asking parents to keep children home if they exhibit any of the 13 general symptoms associated with covid-19.
“However, if a parent elects to keep their child home, and the child logs in to their classes throughout the day, they are still counted as absent, even though they are participating in their classes,” parent Christy Manzewitsch wrote in an email included in the public comments from Monday’s school board meeting.
Parent Theresa Gutierrez opted to keep her son home due to an allergy flare-up, “because I did not want him in a