Thirty-four-year-old California mother Lorraine Cuevas was arrested after school officials said her second and third grader at Monroe Elementary School in Hanford together missed 116 days of school.
Cuevas has been jailed for 180 days because her two children missed more than 10 percent of the school year which is against California’s Chronic Truancy Law. The maximum penalty for parents who prevent their kids from going to school is up to 1 year in jail.
According to KMPH the school superintendent says Cuevas ignored dozens of phone calls and letters warning her of the consequences.
Kings County says they take truancy, and attendance very seriously, and will not hesitate to convict any other parents who violate the state, and school policy.
Cuevas who has already served one quarter of her sentence and still faces a $2,000 fine. This current school year officials say Cuevas’ kids have had good attendance. Do you think the punishment for Lorraine Cuevas was fair or do you think she should have been punished with community service, or should she have been hit with the maximum punishment of 100 days?
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Hanford, California mother to spend 160 days in jail over her children’s truancy.