Student absences spike in Lawrence on day of Chiefs Super Bowl parade

photo by: Associated Press

Kansas City Chiefs fans gather for a Super Bowl parade and rally in Kansas City, Mo., Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

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.

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