More than 200 school districts across California are taking a second look at the high price of the debt they've taken on using risky financial arrangements. Collectively, the districts have borrowed billions in loans that defer payments for years — leaving many districts owing far more than they borrowed.
Three parents were arrested last week because their children had been truant too many times, officials said Wednesday. The consequences for parents arrested for their child's truancy include up to one year in county jail and/or a $2,000 fine for each child not in compliance. "Sometimes we have to reinforce the idea that it is a crime to not send your child to school," said Chief Deputy DA Karen Bell. "We don't want to take that route, but some parents force our hand and give us no other choice but to file criminal charges."
Mom in Ohio convicted of tampering with records to enroll her kids in a better school. School wasted $6000 on an investigation. Kids grandfather is awaiting trial on grand theft charges because the kids cost the district $30,000 in tuition.
Daily News @ http://RevolutionNews.US - In Bridgeport,CT. Tanya McDowel was charged with grand larceny for stealing around $16,000 from the school district. The cost per child to be educated is how the School district came up with around $16,000. Tanya used the Babysitters address to enroll her child in school while Mother worked and stay in shelter at night
ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. -- The Elizabethton Police Department and a local mother are at odds over the safety of her ten-year-old daughter. The girl rides her bike to and from Harold McCormick School every day -- one mile each way. Investigators contacted Child Protective Services last week. They think the route is dangerous. The mother, Teresa Tryon, says she knows what's best for her child.
A principal in an Iowa elementary school spanks kids on their birthday- these "whammies" are supposed to be a cute tradition but one parent sees it as training his child to be subservient to authority.
An elementary school boy from Newport Beach, California was suspended from school this week for the kombucha that his mom had packed in his lunchbox. School administration said it violated the school district’s drug and alcohol policy.