Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools officials say the number of students not attending school because family members have not supplied immunization information is much lower than last year.
Superintendent Heath Morrison said Wednesday that at last check, 300 kindergarten students and 285 sixth-graders have not provided the records. As of Sept. 26, by state law, students in kindergarten and sixth grade are not allowed to attend school if their records have not been provided.
Morrison said those numbers are a fraction of last year at this time, when 770 kindergartners and 1,489 sixth-graders were excluded.
“We’re working hard to get those records in,” Morrison said. “We don’t want any young person to be out of school for this reason.”
Records for incoming kindergarten students must show all childhood immunizations, plus proof that the child has received a recent physical exam. Sixth-graders must show proof of a recent Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis) shot.
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