Die vader van 'n sewende leerder sê sy seun is gewaarsku oor moontlike inhegtenisneming nadat hy drie Zoom-sessies misgeloop het

'N Sewende leerder in Kalifornië is met inhegtenisneming gedreig nadat hy drie Zoom-klasse misgeloop het, sê sy pa.

Mark Mastrov sê hy het onlangs 'n brief van die Stanley Middle School in Lafayette ontvang, Kalifornië, saying that his son had been absent for more than 30 minutes on three occasions without a valid excuse.
And under California law, die brief lui, that means his son is considered a truant.
He can become a truant of the state and he could be arrested,” Mastrov told CNN affiliate KGO-TV. “ek het gesê, ‘Are you going to come and try to arrest my son at my home, or fine me for not getting him to his Zoom class perfectly on time everyday?'”
    Mark Mastrov.

    The letter states that because the boy is now classified as a truant, the school district is required to inform his parents that they could be prosecuted if they don’t compel their son to attend schooland that their son could potentially be subject to arrest.
    Stanley Middle School Principal Betsy Balmat said that the district was obligated to send the notice due to a new California law that requires school governing boards to adopt a plan for attendance amid virtual learning.
    The letter is part of our responsibility to the state for our student attendance review boards,” Balmat told KGO-TV. “As always, the schools have a responsibility to ensure students are engaged and learning.
    CNN has reached out to Balmat for comment.
      California is notorious for strict truancy laws that some parents see as extreme or unforgiving.
      Under its penal code, a parent whose child misses more than 10% of a school year without a valid excuse could be subject to a fine of up to $ 2,000 and/or up to a year in jail.

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