Ok my first child has started PreK. I'm new to the whole child in school thing and I've been making a few mistakes.
My daughter has been sick left and right since she started school. What started out I thought as a bad cold turned out to be a viral illness and I kept her out of school for several days. She was coughing, with fever and a body rash.
I called the first day and informed the school she was sick. The next day the school called me with a recording saying I needed to call them or send a note with the child to excuse the absense. OK so my mistake was thinking that since they knew she was sick and the recording said it was ok to send a note, I could just send her in with a note as soon as she was better. And I did. But then the office said that wasn't ok I should have called every day and that because the absenses were therefore unexcused the DA would be contacted and I would receive a truancy letter. If she misses any more school, charges could be pressed.
I received a letter about the truancy from the school and it mentions the state's Compulsary Attendence Law, which dictates when the absences are to be reported to the DA.
I read the law and first paragraph it says it applies to students over 5 and under 18. My daughter is 4 until April. ?? So is the school being unneccarily harsh on me and wrong for reporting it to the DA? Or am I missing something?
I'm perfectly fine with following school policy and have no intention on ever making this mistake again. But the whole DA threat really bothers me.