School Districts across Michigan including Washtenaw County are working to find and verify all students that missed school Wednesday. That's because the February count day is the basis for ten percent of per-pupil funding. The bulk of state aid is based on the fall count day.
Ann Arbor Public Schools Director of Communications says typically the February count is a little lower than in the fall but some years it's higher. She says the final numbers won't be known for several weeks.
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