Despite the reopening of the schools, there are still about five hundred primary school pupils that cannot be found. This is evident from a poll of the poll of the General Association of School Leaders (AVS) among a thousand school leaders in (special) primary education.
Pupils are still out of the picture in three percent of schools. At the beginning of April, when the schools were closed for three weeks and students did schoolwork from home, more than five thousand students were untraceable.
School leaders and their teams have been doing “everything” with school attendance officers over the past few weeks to find students, the AVS says, but some 500 failed to do so,
“It only concerns students who are enrolled in school. Many schools involve several children from one family,” said AVS Vice President Ingrid Doornbos.