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    Quote Originally Posted by AlyssaEimers View Post
    Also, this is just another way to put a divide between the poor/ well off students. Poor students would have to attend no matter what due to not being able to afford fines. The wealthy students could just pay to have special favour.
    I don't think that would be the case. A parent can be prosecuted and even spend time in prison if it's seen that they are not helping to get their child to attend school. If a wealthy family decided to take their child out frequently, just because they could afford the fine I'm sure they would be treated the same way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlyssaEimers View Post
    How can you seriously fine a child for not being in a place that he is not legally required to be? Children are not required to go to any particular school (They can home school or go private). The next thing you will say is that any child who does not go to public school they will need to pay because the school is then not getting the funding. No, they are ALREADY paying. They pay in their taxes. I think requiring students to pay huge fines is a grave injustice and is breaching the right to a FREE public school. I just do not see how it could possibly be right or legal.
    I think the law was initially for parents of children who were playing truent and nothing was being done about it.

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    Parents told to force schools to change term times so they can take children on cheaper holidays | Mail Online

    In the UK, all the schools are out at the same time throughout the year.

    1 week in Feb
    2 weeks in March/April for Easter
    1 week in June for TT (Isle of Man only)
    6 weeks from end of July until beginning of Sept for summer
    1 week in October for halloween
    2 weeks for Christmas & New Year

    The article above is saying that schools should basically alternate their weeks off. Do you think this would help?

    Out of interest, how many weeks holidays does your kids school have during the school year?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Minx_Kristi View Post
    Parents told to force schools to change term times so they can take children on cheaper holidays | Mail Online

    In the UK, all the schools are out at the same time throughout the year.

    1 week in Feb
    2 weeks in March/April for Easter
    1 week in June for TT (Isle of Man only)
    6 weeks from end of July until beginning of Sept for summer
    1 week in October for halloween
    2 weeks for Christmas & New Year

    The article above is saying that schools should basically alternate their weeks off. Do you think this would help?

    Out of interest, how many weeks holidays does your kids school have during the school year?

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    I think we probably end up with about the same amount off, but times vary.

    2 weeks at Christmas
    2 weeks during spring (usually corresponds to easter, but varies by province and sometimes district)
    2 months in the summer (end of June, to beginning of September, start and end dates vary by province, but usually start after labour day)

    The best one of those for cheaper, less crowded holidays is spring break, though it is the worst one for getting cousins together to visit (our family stretches over 3 provinces).

    We also have at least one 3 day weekend a month, and a few 4 day ones, like Easter.

    Oh, and I am in Canada
    Kyla
    Mom to Arianna (5), Conner (3) and Trent (my baby)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Minx_Kristi View Post
    Parents told to force schools to change term times so they can take children on cheaper holidays | Mail Online

    In the UK, all the schools are out at the same time throughout the year.

    1 week in Feb
    2 weeks in March/April for Easter
    1 week in June for TT (Isle of Man only)
    6 weeks from end of July until beginning of Sept for summer
    1 week in October for halloween
    2 weeks for Christmas & New Year

    The article above is saying that schools should basically alternate their weeks off. Do you think this would help?

    Out of interest, how many weeks holidays does your kids school have during the school year?

    xx
    DH works in a school, so I will give you those times. 1 week or 3 days for Fall break depending on the calendar they decide on, 1 week or 3 days for Thanksgiving depending on the calendar (If Fall break was a week, then Thanksgiving would not be), 2 weeks for Christmas, 1 week for Spring break, and 2 1/2 months for summer.

    ~Bonita~

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