Amy King, a 6th-grade math teacher, laughs as she tells students there will be no homework last week during the first day of school at Desert Hills Middle School in Kennewick. Tri-City schools are giving away prizes in an effort to combat chronic absenteeism.
Amy King, a 6th-grade math teacher, laughs as she tells students there will be no homework last week during the first day of school at Desert Hills Middle School in Kennewick. Tri-City schools are giving away prizes in an effort to combat chronic absenteeism. Sarah Gordon Tri-City Herald
Amy King, a 6th-grade math teacher, laughs as she tells students there will be no homework last week during the first day of school at Desert Hills Middle School in Kennewick. Tri-City schools are giving away prizes in an effort to combat chronic absenteeism. Sarah Gordon Tri-City Herald

Tri-City schools battle plague of chronic absenteeism

September 06, 2016 06:31 PM

UPDATED September 06, 2016 06:47 PM

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