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."
When will parents learn? You don't know what's best for your kids - the government bureaucrats do. At least Chicago is thinking of the children by banning kids from bringing school lunches from home. Whew!
Wrong on several levels, it is humiliating, and it was organized by Rosemount High School administrators. And, yes, it took place in view of the children at the school, because it was during an assembly. The students were blindfolded, and then told that “someone” was going to kiss them. The “someone” was their own parents.
What is it with public (read: GOVERNMENT) schools lately? Are they trying to screw up our kids?
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.
"A judge threw a 17-year-old 11th grade honor student from Willis High School in jail after she missed school again.
Judge Lanny Moriarty said last month Diane Tran was in his Justice of the Peace court for truancy and he warned her then to stop missing school. But she recently missed classes again so Wednesday he issued a summons and had her arrested in open court when she appeared."
I didn't know skipping class at school was considered a crime...
Mark Denicore and his wife appeared in court in Loudoun County Monday morning for allegedly failing to get their three children to school on time. According to Loudoun County Public Schools, between one and 30 minutes late is tardy. The Denicore children have been tardy at least 30 times this year alone -- almost one out of every three days, according to Wayde Byard, of the school district. It falls under the state’s truancy code. The Denicores’ trial date is March 14. The violation is a Class 3 misdemeanor.
A Chicago-area school has banned lunches from home, forcing children to eat (or throw away) school-provided lunches that they don't want. What do supporters have to say? "The school food is very healthy, and when they bring the food from home, there is no control over the food." Apparently some parents don't even trust themselves to provide food for their children anymore.