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    Filed at 7:17 am under by dcobranchi

    and send your parents to jail.

    Therein lies the most troubling flaw of the proposed ordinance. After Section 1 defines attendance requirements, Section 2 of the ordinance states that “One or more parents, legal guardians, or custodians of any child who is found to be in violation of Section 1 on any given school day shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be punished by a fine of not more than five hundred dollars ($500.00) or imprisonment for up to six (6) months or by both the said fine and imprisonment.” (Italics added.)

    Whatever happened to in loco parentis? Once the kid is at the school, hasn’t the school principal assumed the role of parent? So if a kid cuts second period, does the principal go to jail? That would be an interesting solution.

    2 Responses to “CUT CLASS…”

    Comment by
    August 31st, 2008
    at 9:32 am

    At the least I would think the school staff would fall under the custodian part during the school day.

    Comment by
    September 1st, 2008
    at 3:26 am

    Well, when I was at school, there was a staffer called the custodian. Probably not what the schmart guise who drafted the law were thinking of, exactly.