Preparing for Count Day

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School Districts all over Michigan want your child to be in the classroom Wednesday. It's worth about $7,000 per child.

It's count day and the final tally determines 75 percent of state funding for public schools. That's money desperately needed so the Lansing School District, in particular, has incentives to lure kids to class. There are raffles, perfect attendance awards and even free water bottles.

News Ten also checked with East Lansing, Jackson, DeWitt and Potterville Public Schools. All say it's business as usual Wednesday, but the El-Shabazz Public School Academy says it's offering incentives even though attendance is up this year.