Students Fined for Skipping School

Comments: 1  | Leave A Comment

According to a UK survey, 79 percent of respondents found that the fines helped improved classroom attendance. Since the truancy law took effect in 2004, UK school officials issued over 127,000 fines to parents. But, half of the penalties were either withdrawn or never paid.

Although school officials in Connecticut are unsure if the truancy policy will prove to be a success, they are willing to give it a try.

“The mayor agrees that truancy is a real issue in New Britain schools, and what’s been done in the past hasn’t been working to increase attendance,” said Phil Sherwood, aide to Mayor Timothy O’Brien.

Students view the new penalty as a waste of time.

“I don’t see the point,” said a 17-year-old incoming high school senior. “Kids will just try harder not to get caught.”

« Previous page 1 2

Tags: » »

  • More Related Content


One thought on “Students Fined for Skipping School

  1. Good, something needs to be done…..

    We had our first day of school today and 11:00 this morning we had our first shooting in Baltimore…..What the hell are these parents not doing with their kids…..

Add Your Comment

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s