LANSING, Mich. – School districts across Michigan are hoping for low hookey rates for Count Day.
Upwards of 90% of state school funds come from the number of students that a district reports on count day.
Some districts offer incentives to make sure students show up, or contact parents directly to make sure students aren’t absent.
The second count day of the year is on February 8.
October 5 also happens to be the 20th annual National walk to School Day, which encourages students to either walk or bike to school.