It has been made a law in the UK that if a child does not attend school, then the parent can be fined or even prosecuted and spend time in prison.
What are your thoughts on this?
They advise that children should not be taken out of school during term time and if you require to do so, you have to book this through the head teacher (principal). They can decline your request and can choose how many days your child is or isn't allowed off.
Is this a bit OTT?
I read a story about a family who had taken their 3 kids out of school for a week to holiday in Greece. They were fined ?780 as this was in term time. The reason parents holiday during term time (I did it myself last year) is because the price to go on holiday is extremely high when the kids are out of school, compared to when they're not.
What is the solution?