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Braintree parents fined over unauthorised school absences
3:00pm Friday 20th June 2014 in News
Essex County Council has fined parents in Braintree £840 for taking their children out of school during term time.
A total of 25 fines were issued after tough new guidelines were introduced in September.
Parents must make a written request to the school if they want to take their children out of school or risk a £60 fine, which doubles to £120 if not paid within 28 days.
See this week's Braintree and Witham Times for the full story.
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