South Australia education minister says parents face prosecution for keeping kids away from school

Dad and mom now face big $5,000 fines if their kids are caught ‘wagging faculty’

  • Dad and mom in South Australia are dealing with a $5000 fantastic for preserving youngsters from faculty
  • 4 instances involving seven kids are near the ultimate stage of prosecution 
  • Schooling minister Blair Boyer has employed new truancy officers to assist mother and father
  • Mr Boyer mentioned he was open to altering present legal guidelines in the event that they fail to prosecute

Dad and mom preserving their kids away from faculty are dealing with hefty fines in South Australia because the state’s schooling minister clamps down on protracted pupil absence.

South Australia’s schooling minister Blair Boyer has employed extra truancy officers to assist higher pupil attendance within the state and work with mother and father intentionally stopping their youngsters from going to high school.

4 instances of oldsters habitually preserving their kids at residence are near dealing with court docket, in keeping with AdelaideNow.

Three of these instances are on the remaining stage of prosecution, with the utmost fantastic for not letting kids attend faculty being $5000.

Parents stopping their children from attending school are facing prosecution in South Australia (stock image)

Dad and mom stopping their kids from attending faculty are dealing with prosecution in South Australia (inventory picture)

‘These are mother and father who’re truly stopping their youngsters from going to high school,’ Mr Boyer mentioned.

He revealed that the 4 instances have been ‘on the most severe finish of the truancy spectrum’ and concerned seven college students in complete.

‘We’d like correct authorized recommendation on the chance of them being profitable. (However) any instances which can be doubtlessly progressing to prosecution, it’s fairly severe.’

‘It’s not simply an idle risk. We use this as a final resort when nothing else has succeeded,’ he added. 

Mr Boyer has employed three new truancy officers to supply recommendation by way of a cellphone line.

One other three officers will have interaction with Aboriginal college students by way of a program run by non-profit Aboriginal organisation KWY.

It provides to the 34 truancy officers already employed by the state’s schooling division to work with mother and father getting youngsters who’re chronically absent again into faculty or present alternate methods for studying.

College students who’re absent from faculty for greater than 10 days a time period are thought of to be ‘chronically absent’.  

SA education minister Blair Boyer (pictured) has hired more truancy officers to improve student attendance records in the state and work with parents to get kids in school

SA schooling minister Blair Boyer (pictured) has employed extra truancy officers to enhance pupil attendance data within the state and work with mother and father to get youngsters in class

Mr Boyer mentioned he could be open to creating adjustments to truancy legal guidelines if it turns into too troublesome to prosecute mother and father stopping their kids from attending faculty.

Previous instances have resulted in kids dying or being abused by their caretakers. 

If the mother and father concerned within the three instances are prosecuted, will probably be the primary prosecution within the state since 2017. 


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