Student absences spike in Lawrence on day of Chiefs Super Bowl parade
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Many Lawrence students were likely among the thousands of fans attending the Chiefs parade.
The Lawrence school district counted a total of 2,213 excused absences on Wednesday, Julie Boyle, a spokeswoman for the district told the Journal-World.
Of those students, 941 of them were Free State and Lawrence high school students. Comparatively, about 230 high school students, or a quarter of that amount, missed school with an excused absence last Wednesday, Jan. 29.
Boyle said she did not have the total absences for the school district on Jan. 29.