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Michigan Governor Signs Bill Tying Truancy To Assistance

Under the policy, a family loses eligibility for cash assistance if a child ages 6 through 15 doesn’t meet attendance requirements.

CBS Detroit–06/11/2015

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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.”

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/26/2015

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State House Moves To Tie Truancy To Welfare Cash Assistance

Bill sponsor Rep. Al Pscholka says the legislation would help “break the cycle of generational poverty.”

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/26/2015

Bill Would Strip Driver’s License From Truant Kids

In cases where juveniles haven’t yet been issued a license, they would be denied a license.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/26/2013

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New Detroit Public Schools Attendance Policy Involves Prosecutor’s Office

The Detroit Public School district is hoping its new “3-6-9” attendance policy will cut down on student absences.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/06/2013


Policy Links School Attendance, Welfare Benefits

A new policy taking effect on Oct. 1 means Michigan parents whose children don’t attend school could lose welfare cash benefits.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/25/2012

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Truancy Could Cost DPS Millions

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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/28/2011

Schools Expert Opposes Parent Participation Plan

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.


Prosecutor Pushes Plan Aimed At Truant Parents

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.