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Headteacher imposes 60 fines on EACH parent if their child is a few minutes late for school
The Mail ^ | Jan 22 2014 | Rob Cooper

Posted on 01/22/2014 12:31:11 PM PST by managusta

A headteacher has warned parents they will be fined £60 each if one of their children is a few minutes late for school.

Both the pupil's mother and father will be forced to pay the penalty if they miss registration 10 times in a 12-week term.

And if the fine issued by Emerson Valley School in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, is not paid within 21 days it will double to £120.

Parents who have two children will be hit with a combined £240 penalty - which will double to £480 if not paid within three weeks.

Education campaigners and parents said the fines were over the top - and are being imposed at a time when families are struggling to make ends meet.

In a statement, the school said the link between good attendance and pupils' achievement was clear and that its strategies to improve attendance and punctuality had been successful.

It read: 'National and local authority guidance is that as a last resort, a fixed penalty notice may be issued for persistent late arrival at school.'

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


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The USSC would call it a tax.
1 posted on 01/22/2014 12:31:11 PM PST by managusta
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To: managusta
A headteacher .. at Justin Bieber Academy...
2 posted on 01/22/2014 12:34:11 PM PST by humblegunner
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To: managusta

How much do you want to bet the fine is not demanded of certain “minority” students?


3 posted on 01/22/2014 12:42:19 PM PST by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible traitors. Complicit in the destruction of our country.)
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To: managusta

Does he have a collection agent??

It’s one thing to impose — it’s another thing to collect.

Just like giving out homework assignments.


4 posted on 01/22/2014 1:18:46 PM PST by Uncle Chip
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