Ypsilanti Township Is Cracking Down On Truancy.
Ypsilanti Township is taking a tougher stance on truancy.
Officials have drafted an ordinance that would charge parents with a misdemeanor if their child accumulates 10 or more unexcused absences during the school year.
Ypsilanti Township's Director of Community Standards Mike Radzik says truancy is a growing problem, especially at Ypsilanti Community Schools.
Radzik says passing the ordinance now will have a minimal effect on this school year, but will give them enough time to have it ready for the fall 2014 semester.