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Cincinnati Public Schools trying to bridge digital divide as 3,600 students miss classes

WKRC |

An estimated 3,600 CPS students have not shown up for virtual school. Now, the district is actively reaching out to those students to get them connected.

School board member Mike Moroski says having thousands of Cincinnati Public Schools students not logging onto classes is unacceptable. Moroski says while that absence number is high, he points out that overall attendance is now higher than it was in 2019 at this time, but he also says there are a number of factors of why students may not be showing up.

“This is the most tragic of all: We have a transient population,” said Moroski. “A subset of the student body that is extremely transient that experiences housing insecurity throughout the school year.”