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Published 29/01/2014 | 02:30

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There are plans in Britain to fine parents of children who are persistently late.
There are plans in Britain to fine parents of children who are persistently late.

Would Irish principals be tempted to fine parents of pupils who are persistently late?

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That is the latest plan in Britain. If children are unpunctual 10 times in a term at schools in Milton Keynes, headteachers slap on a £60 penalty.

If the fine isn't paid within 21 days, the penalty can be doubled.

Some schools here might welcome the extra revenue, but collecting the money could be a nightmare.

On the one hand, you might have some persistently unpunctual parents who will never cough up. On the other hand, some better-off parents may think the penalty is a price worth paying for turning up whenever they feel the need to drop their offspring at school.

Irish Independent

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