School attendance turns into money

Officials say enroll and show up for class

How many teacher units the state of Alabama provides a school for next year depends on the Average Daily Membership of students for the first 20 days after Labor Day, which began Tuesday.

Flomaton Elementary School Principal George Brown and Flomaton High School Principal Scott Hammond said it's very important for parents not only to have their children enrolled in school, but to also attend school.

Both principals said attendance is not only crucial for a school's state report card, but noted students can't learn if they are not in school. Hammond said the high school started this year with 4...