While living in the UK may have its perks, it’s not the best place to let your child off your radar, especially if you’re living in Milton Keynes.
Over the course of the last year, schools in the area have embraced a new policy of fining parents for their children’s absences. Emerson Valley, a primary school, is the third and most recent school to accept the policy. They are fining each parent with £60 ($100) if their children are late for classes. According to recent reports, the parents are given 21 days to pay the fine. If they refuse or fail to do so during this period, they will be obliged to pay double the fine for the upcoming 28 days. And if the parents still refuse to pay, they will face a magistrates’ court and even more fines.
The new system appears to be legal in the UK. However, it’s unlikely to be popular with parents who are struggling financially.