Tumwater School District attendance "significantly impacted" by Seahawks parade

Staff writerFebruary 5, 2014 

Tumwater School District spokeswoman Kim Howard said attendance levels in the nearly 6,600-student district were “significantly impacted” Wednesday morning by the Seahawks Superbowl victory parade in Seattle, about 70 miles away.

But parents in that district won’t have to worry about coming up with fake doctor appointments or other reasons to get their students’ absence excused.

“When parents call in to excuse their children to attend the parade, this is an excused absence for a parental approved activity,” Howard said. “Parents are making an educational choice for their kids to attend the parade rather than attend school.”

lpemberton@theolympian.com

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