From The Detroit News: Officials in Michigan are weighing how much to penalize Detroit Public Schools for persistent truancy. The problem that could cost the financially troubled district up to $25.9 million. In the past school year, attendance in the Detroit district fell below the state minimum of 75 percent on 46 days. The district says it is bracing for a loss of the full amount, though the Michigan Department of Education expects a much lower final figure. State officials say incomplete record-keeping in the Detroit district is making it difficult to determine how much to subtract from per-pupil allotment.