Kids Skip Schools, but Their Parents Face Detention

Letting your kids skip school in Orange County can result in fines up to $2,500. Credit: Getty Images It's an old story. Kids start hanging out with the wrong crowd, and, before you know it, they're cutting class and up to God knows wh...Orange County parents busted for allowing kids to cut class.

Some Parents Being Fined if Children Skip School

Parents could pay if kids miss class. Credit: Getty Images
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - School districts in western Alaska have found a new way to crack down on truancy -- or rather, an old way: They're getting police to enforce a years-old state law...
School districts in western Alaska have found a new way to crack down on truancy -- or rather, an old way: They're getting police to enforce a years-old state law that lets them fine parents whose children skip school.

Proposed California Law Would Criminalize Truancy

It's all fun and games until the the truancy officer comes around. Credit: Getty Images
So, your kid skips class a few times a year. Maybe he's late a couple times a month. And, once in a while, he just bails on school altogether. Parents wh...

Colorado Law Would Let Parents be More Involved in School

A new law that would give parents time off for school events like parent-teacher conferences won preliminary approval in the Colorado House of Representatives Friday and may soon be headed for the state Senate. The statute would force employers to...

High Schoolers Steal Car to Go to School

I don't know about you, but if I were going to steal a car, I don't think I'd bother going to school that day. I mean, if you're going to commit a felony, what's a little truancy on the side? I'd take that car and head for the beach or the mountains ...

Is Jail Time the Answer to Truancy?

A Florida mother was arrested recently not for something she did, but for something she didn't do. She didn't make sure that her ninth-grade daughter went to school every day. After the girl racked up 59 unexcused absences, the Alachua County's schoo...

School skippers forced to wear tracking bracelets

Certain students in San Antonio, Texas schools will soon find it a lot harder to get away with skipping school. A new program designed to crack down on truancy will allow the Bexar County courts to fit habitual school-skippers with ankle bracelets ou...

A fear of schools

I wouldn't call it fear, but I probably do have a phobia regarding creams and lotions. I get pretty wigged out when I have to deal with them. This also applies to foods like sour cream and soft cheeses. Still, this isn't the most unusual phobia I've ...

German girl jailed for cutting class

German courts have decided to put a 15-year-old girl behind bars for two weeks because she keeps skipping class. Both the girl and her parents were given other options, but when the family failed to pay a fine, and the young woman refused to do commu...

New reason to go to school -- the free car

I was so far away from any possibility of getting any attendance awards that I honestly have no clue what the prizes were for perfect attendance when I was in school. If it had been a car or truck, however, I think I would have noticed. That's exactl...

Houston dropouts being sought out for re-enrollment

High school dropouts in the Houston area are far from forgotten by some staff members of the Houston school district's student engagement office. Young girls who have quite school due to pregnancies or boys who have dropped out to pursue other things...


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