“It’s not just trying to meddle in someone’s affairs or dictate how someone raises their child,” said Wayde Byard, spokesman for Loudoun County Public Schools. “It’s a child welfare issue, basically.”
The school system isn’t cracking down on attendance, Byard said — just following its long-standing policies. According to the sheriff’s office, the Denicores are among dozens of Loudoun families who are summoned to court each year for attendance violations. Most other area school systems deal with lateness internally and save court action for cases of chronic absences.
Obviously, taking parents to court will address the reasons their children are frequently late for school.
My phone ate this so I have to rewrite it. Okay. So this totally reminded me of the school transportation fail going on with Shannon (tumblr user nehirose; apparently my android app hates links) and her daughter and the Massachusetts public school system. SIGH. Late kids doesn’t mean DELINQUENT PARENTS. Sometimes lateness happens.
Said by someone who is compulsively early. But. Still. It’s truth.