Thousands of San Francisco kids apparently skipped school to attend last week's Giants World Series parade.
The school district had sent a letter home to parents on the eve of the victory parade urging them to send their children to school rather than head to the parade.
But more than 4,100 students were absent, costing the district nearly $160,000 in California funding. The state pays $38.27 each day a student shows up for school. About 49,000 students attend San Francisco public schools each day. On parade day Wednesday, just 44,700 kids made it to class.
That's a dumb formula anyway. It penalizes poorer urban districts with higher truancy rates.