ERWIN, Tenn. (AP) -- Students at a northeast Tennessee high school are getting a cash reward for being in class on time.
A new program began last week at Unicoi County High School in Erwin, under which a monthly $300 prize is awarded to a student -- to be split equally with his or her parents.
Sophomore Aaron Shelly got the first one and plans to spend his $150 half treating friends at a Red Lobster.
School truancy employee LeAnn Bowman told the Johnson City Press the school is held accountable for the students' education and teachers can't educate them if they're not there.
Information from: Johnson City Press, http://www.johnsoncitypress.com
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