Couple who took their children out of school for a week's holiday in Rhodes could face jail for refusing to pay fines
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... fines.html
To be fair to them, they allegedly booked the holiday before the regulations came in.
Before they went away, the couple were warned they each risked a £60 fine for taking their six-year-old son, Keane, and their daughters Sian, 13, and Rhiannan, 15, on the break.
The couple were given an initial fine of £360 after the family of five went away for seven days at the end of September, but were unwilling to pay.
The penalty then doubled to £720 because they did not pay the fee within 21 days.
But they clearly pass for PLU because they have the support of the Mailites, and the Mail I think judging from the sympathetic tone.
What happened to the importance of education and following the rules? As usual, it doesn't apply to PLU's.
And of course, the best rated is "If it was one of them....."
blueboy, leicestershire, 11 hours ago
Yet religious groups often take their kids out of school at certain times of the year, for visits back home for weeks at a time yet not fined
jhr, Wiltshire, 1 hour ago
Yes, there is one law for some and another for native Britons!
wells1040, Liverpool, 11 hours ago
Why are these parents bejng punished for wanting a little bit of family time in their hectic lives. Yes, their children's education is important but so is a family holiday.
Lou, Guernsey, 11 hours ago
I'm taking my kids out of school for a week in May. To take the half term week would cost us Â£1200 more! While we are away they will learn about conservation (turtle beach), history (ruins and tombs) and other cultures. They'll also be in charge of their spending money and will write postcards and a holiday diary. Last week in school my son endured 3 dance classes and 2 movies! I won't be justifying myself to the school board.