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Should Kids Be Fined For Skipping School?

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The age-old dilema of kids skipping school will probably never go away, even though there have been incentive programs to entice potential “skippers”. In an effort to reward kids for going to school, iPads, sneakers, gift cards, etc have been given away for perfect attendance.But now there’s a consideration for a flip side punishment. Although there have been past “Punishment Programs” that target parents such as jail time for your child missing school as well as jail time for parents missing Parent-Teacher Conferences, there’s a new “Punishment Program” aimed directly at students…or is it.

There’s a new proposal that will fine families $75 for each day of school missed without a valid excuse. But is that truly going to impact kids….or parents. The answer seems pretty obvious. What’s not obvious is how to deal with families who can’t or refuse to pay.

What’s your reaction to this proposal?

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