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.
Washtenaw County's point-in-time homeless count saw a jump of 123 additional people without shelter this year compared to the count day in 2011. County officials fear the problem of homelessness may continue to grow. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.