MichiganNews

Michigan’s first “Count Day” of school year is Wednesday

DETROIT (AP) — School districts across Michigan are encouraging students to be in the classroom for Count Day.

Wednesday is the first Count Day of the school year, with 90 percent of state funding at stake based on how many students attend classes. It’s particularly crucial for the state’s school districts with deficits and declining enrollments. A second Count Day is Feb. 8.

Detroit Public Schools Community District spokeswoman Chrystal Wilson tells The Detroit News that the district’s enrollment goal is 45,500 and it has 44,710 students. Incentives for kids to show up include breakfast and lunch for families and a gift card drawing.

In western Michigan, The Grand Rapids Press reports the Grand Rapids Public Schools district is again launching a campaign to remind parents of the date. It anticipates 16,705 students.

Related posts

Man sentenced for role in 2020 crash that claimed two teen lives

Alyssa Foster

Delphi murders suspect wants prison statements suppressed

Network Indiana

Markus Burton chooses to enter NBA draft

Network Indiana

Leave a Comment