Today is the day Chicago Public Schools will take their official attendance.
It’s the 10th day of the school year.
Official attendance is usually taken on the 20th day.
CPS says the change will help principals finalize their budgets.
Attendance figures are tied to the funding a school receives from CPS for textbooks, supplies, programs, as well as teachers.
State and federal funding will still be based on 20th day enrollment figures.