Lower numbers of absentee students locally

Newly released state data shows that half, or more than half, of students in some school districts are chronically absent. Michigan defines chronically absent as missing ten or more school days a year. The State's Center For Performance And Information released the latest numbers for the past school year this month showing Detroit City students at a rate of nearly 65%. About half were chronically absent in the Flint and Benton Harbor districts. Locally numbers are much lower with the Port Huron Area School District at 30%, Marysville pegged at 20%