docked

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Subject: docked
Posted by:  yilan…@gmail.com
Date: Fri, 26 Jul 2019

Oregon students are now allowed to take mental health days. In an effort to=
combat stigma around mental illness, four teen activists took matters into=
their own hands and championed a proposed state law that will excuse stude=
nt absences for mental or behavioral health reasons. In other words, if a s=
tudent is feeling down, they can stay home from school without getting dock=
ed for missing classes.

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What does "docked" signify here? Thanks in advance for elucidating.

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