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 6:31 PM