Bill To Strip Family Of Welfare Cash If Kid Misses School Quickly Makes Way Through Michigan Legislature
Republicans say the goal is to keep children in school, helping to “break the cycle of generational poverty.”
Bill sponsor Rep. Al Pscholka says the legislation would help “break the cycle of generational poverty.”
In cases where juveniles haven’t yet been issued a license, they would be denied a license.
The Detroit Public School district is hoping its new “3-6-9″ attendance policy will cut down on student absences.
A new policy taking effect on Oct. 1 means Michigan parents whose children don’t attend school could lose welfare cash benefits.
The Detroit Public School District is being fined by the state for ongoing truancy problems. Attendance in the past school year was less than 75 percent on 46 school days.
A local schools consultant says he’s opposed to Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy’s threat to jail some parents who fail to attend parent-teacher conferences.
Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy is pushing a proposed statewide law that could jail parents for up to three days for repeatedly missing parent-teacher conferences.