U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Deputy Under Secretary Stacy Dean and U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Lansing) on Friday visited Detroit’s Eastern Market and led a roundtable to celebrate school meal programs and local farmers.
As part of its MI Safe School Indoor Air Ventilation program, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) will continue to offer free air purifiers to K-12 schools in the state.
In Michigan, local school districts set their own policies to address nonattendance. The most recent figures, for the 2021-2022 school year, show 38% of Michigan students were “chronically absent,” meaning they missed at least 10% of school days.
Faced with a growing number of options for where to enroll their children in school, parents quickly narrow their choices based on their own educational experience as students.