Editor,When the Legislature prepares to meet, I'd like to ask its members to address the absenteeism problem in our schools. So far, we have been in school for 58 days. In that time, I have had 631 absences among my students. That means that besides preparing my daily lesson plans, teaching my classes, correcting papers, marking down scores for all my classes, I've had to go back and provide 631 individual lesson instructions, correct 631 assignments individually, and enter 631 separate grades----all for absent students. That's more than 10 per day, every day, week after week. It can be overwhelming.