My daughter missed 12/07, 12/08 and 12/15, 12/17, and now I've gotten served with failure to attend school papers for court. Why couldn't the school notify me to let me know she had unexcused absences? I think this is over kill! My daughter will be 18 at the end of next month and now wanting to get her G.E.D. So what should I do? I really don't trust this judge!
1 Answer from Attorneys
The school districts enforce school attendance because they get money from the government based on how many school children actually show up for class.
Usually, for a "first offense" of this kind, you get some kind of probation - involving parenting classes and other indignities.
The basic law about this situation is found in the Texas Education Code sections 25.085, 25.086, 25.093, 25.094, and 25.095.
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