Lynda Cavallo-Davila
Lynda Cavallo-Davila

Hey, FB readers! I live in Texas, and know first hand that if your child misses to much school, even with an excuse, the student and parent goes to court n also pays a hefty fine!! I've been there n done that with my son! This is one of the reasons I Pulled them out if school! And also the bullying! They seem to over look the child who is being bullied. They the child who is being bullied," gets suspended, or reprimanded", but not the ONE, who is doing the bullying????? As to say my older...

Hey, FB readers! I live in Texas, and know first hand that if your child misses to much school, even with an excuse, the student and parent goes to court n also pays a hefty fine!! I've been there n done that with my son! This is one of the reasons I Pulled them out if school! And also the bullying! They seem to over look the child who is being bullied. They the child who is being bullied," gets suspended, or reprimanded", but not the ONE, who is doing the bullying????? As to say my older son, got his GED a month after he was pulled out of school! He got a really high score on his test. And now is in the US ARMY! I'm very proud of him! My other son will be taking his test before the end if the year! Then they want to know why, our kids drop out!!!!!

Timothy Eakin
Timothy Eakin

Stop The Bull Shit Tell Government To Stay Out Of Our Lives.

Nina Machado
Nina Machado

Just another travesty in the public school system. They should be spending their efforts teaching, and rewarding those students who are achieving at high levels-often those same students who do miss school for personal reasons. The school is what needs to be reprimanded by the taxpaying citizens as it is up to the school to file the complaint in court. What a waste of resources in a system facing budget and program cuts. If they insist on taking court action against teens who are truant,...

Just another travesty in the public school system. They should be spending their efforts teaching, and rewarding those students who are achieving at high levels-often those same students who do miss school for personal reasons. The school is what needs to be reprimanded by the taxpaying citizens as it is up to the school to file the complaint in court. What a waste of resources in a system facing budget and program cuts. If they insist on taking court action against teens who are truant, they should at least follow criteria that the student be failing in one or more subject.

Elizabeth MacVicar
Elizabeth MacVicar

That's harsh, she should get extra credits not punishments.

Anne Haulk
Anne Haulk

this is another prime example of our elected officials and etc trying to force their "strong arm of the law" onto those who are considered lower income... What is going to be next? just glad I do not live there...think my child would have been put into prison for missing school because she was born with severe medical issues with her lungs... typical for her to miss at least 10-15 days a month during the school year... due to being hospitalized and surgeries.

John Szuchan
John Szuchan

Why fine them at all unless they make it an everyday habit, other wise have them do like community serves .. Just an thought

Teresa Dias
Teresa Dias

IT NOT WELL TO DO THINGS LIKE THAT, SHE NEEDS TO WORK, MY GOD!

Bart Birch
Bart Birch

Come on America, be the country you make yourselves out to be and stop coming up with these hard and fast laws. America has taught the world to believe the children are our future, treat them well and let them lead the way. Show them all the beauty the posses inside.... give them a sense of pride and make it easier. Let the children's laughter remind us how we used to be. Yeah! Now that 's the American message I remembered growing up in New Zealand years ago!

Anne Hoyne
Anne Hoyne

why does this kid have to work what is wrong with the state of texas you should be ashamed of yourself someone should help this family what is wrong with people do they not care about others I don't know what this world is comeing to.

Kathleen van Lieshout
Kathleen van Lieshout

Does no-one on that school board know what discretion is, how unbelievably short-sighted, thoughtless and incredibly insensitive to make a teenager a criminal for endeavouring to assist her family. Change your laws Texas, and school board use discretion. Incredibly archaic to imprison children for being absent from school.

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