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  Schools will fine parents for term-time hols
Updated 23 February 2003, 11.21
Too many kids are going on holiday in term time
Normally if you do something wrong at school you get told off, but now parents could be fined if they break school rules about holidays.

If you're taken out of lessons during term time to go on holiday then your parents could have to pay a truancy fine.

Truancy is normally thought of as kids bunking off without their parents knowing, but the government say it's whenever a pupil is out of school without permission.

Truancy isn't just about bunking off
Truancy isn't just about bunking off
They reckon that kids' education suffers if they are out of school for any reason, so want to stop it happening.

Children are allowed to be taken out of school for 10 days a year with the school's permission, but more and more are now missing too many days.

The main reason parents break the rules is because holidays are much cheaper during term time than in the holidays.

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