Ottawa parents want more information on school absence rates

New data released by the province shows the absentee rate amongst staff and students at Osgoode Township High School was 42.8 percent on Friday. (Shaun Vardon/CTV News Ottawa) New data released by the province shows the absentee rate amongst staff and students at Osgoode Township High School was 42.8 percent on Friday. (Shaun Vardon/CTV News Ottawa)

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