Detroit district could face fine for truancy

Nov. 28, 2011
In past year, attendance fell below 75 percent too frequently

From The Detroit News: Officials in Michigan are weighing how much to penalize Detroit Public Schools for persistent truancy. The problem that could cost the financially troubled district up to $25.9 million. In the past school year, attendance in the Detroit district fell below the state minimum of 75 percent on 46 days. The district says it is bracing for a loss of the full amount, though the Michigan Department of Education expects a much lower final figure. State officials say incomplete record-keeping in the Detroit district is making it difficult to determine how much to subtract from per-pupil allotment.

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