School Districts Across Michigan Gear Up For Fall Count Day

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.

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  1. Jonathan Gruber says:

    WHY IS THIS “SCHOOL SYSTEM” RUNNING A LOTTERY?

    THEY ADMIT THAT IT IS TO LURE THE “STUDENTS” IN ON “COUNTING DAY”; WHICH IS THE DAY THAT DPS SHAKES DOWN THE TAXPAYERS WHERE THE ATTENDANCE DOUBLES.

    GET THE DEMOCRATS THE HELL AWAY FROM THE SCHOOLS. THE TEACHERS, THE ADMINISTRATION, THE STAFF ARE ALL DEMOCRATS. THEIR RECORD IS SIX DECADES OF INCREASINGLY WORSE SCORES, WORSE ATTENDANCE, WORSE EVERYTHING.

    THIS IS NO ACCIDENT. NO ONE COULD LOSE EVERY YEAR. LIKE 6O YEARS OF FLIPPING A COIN AND IT COMING UP TAILS EVERY TIME…JUST IMPOSSIBLE.

    THE DECLINE IS DELIBERATE.

    DEMOCRATS ARE MANUFACTURING IGNORANCE. 60 YEARS OF CHURNING OUT ILLITERATE, UNEMPLOYABLE MISFITS WHO WILL NEVER EVER LEAVE THE DEMOCRAT PLANTATION.

    DEMOCRATS ALWAYS BLAME EVERYONE BUT THEMSELVES FOR THE CONTINUOUS DECLINE……DEMOCRATS HAVE ALWAYS RUN THE SCHOOLS. DEMOCRATS STEAL THE MONEY AND THE STATE TAKES OVER…..THEN THE DEMOCRATS BLAME THE STATE FOR THEIR OWN THEFT, CORRUPTION AND DELIBERATE DECLINE OF THE SCHOOLS.

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