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Count Day: DPS offers incentive for students

A look down the hall at Detroit's Priest Elementary-Middle School. (WDIV/ClickOnDetroit.com)

DETROIT – It's the day school districts depend on for funding: Count Day. Student attendance will determine just how much state funding each district/school will receive in the coming school year.

In order to get students in class, it's not unusual for schools or districts to offer an incentive.

This year, Detroit Public Schools is offering two free tickets to Monster Jam to every student who attends school Wednesday. The tickets are for Monster Jam at Ford Field, February 28.