There were a lot of Savannah-Chatham County students absent from school this past Memorial Day. Some veterans groups and many parents were anything but pleased with the school calendar this year that had students attend classes on the national holiday.
And many parents went ahead with their holiday plans anyway, keeping their children out of school. The board of education says a total of 6,323 students were absent on Memorial Day.
The Savannah Arts Academy and Marshpoint Elementary School had the most absentees with West Chatham Middle School next.