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Maldon: £2,500 fines for truancy and term time holidays
5:00pm Thursday 10th October 2013 in Local News
Parents in the Maldon district were fined more than £2,500 in the last year for taking their children on holiday during term time or because their child skipped school.
Essex County Council (ECC) can hand out penalty notices for unauthorised absences if children are taken out of school for more than five days or during key exam periods.
Across Essex, the number of offences increased by more than a third in 2012/13 compared to the previous school year.
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