Michigan Public Schools are busy planning for Statewide Count Day which takes place tomorrow. The day is created by state officials to mark how many students are attending each public school in Michigan.
MarkHeidemanTV spoke with local school teacher Aubri McNew last year about the all-important day for schools. She told us that if students are not marked, they are not considered a student in the district and funds are not provided for them.
Michigan does allow a few consecutive days after the scheduled day to account for children if their absence is excused.
Some area school hold drawings and contests to draw in students on the most important attendance day of the year. From store gift cards, to plasma television sets, to even vehicles, schools go all out to get their fair share of funding.