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Count Day incentives offered for Detroit school students

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Posted at 5:46 AM, Feb 08, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-08 05:46:36-05

Today is the second "Count Day" for Michigan Public Schools.

It's an important day because it helps determine how much funding districts receive from the state. 

A private ice skating party and song-writing workshops are among incentives being offered to Detroit schools with the highest attendance on Count Day.

The Detroit Public Schools Community District says attendance from the first count day in October was 45,150 students.

Organizations and businesses working with the district's science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics enrichment program are providing the attendance incentives.

Detroit Symphony Orchestra musicians also will visit one of four schools with the highest Wednesday attendance.