Posted: Feb 19, 2013 7:24 PM by Michael Marsh
Updated: Feb 19, 2013 7:24 PM
Source: Associated Press
A school district in Pennsylvania that fined parents excessively for their kids' truancy approved a $265,000 settlement after it was sued. A federal judge ruled the Lebanon School district improperly fined the parents, even though state law allows truancy fines as high as $300. In some cases, the district's fines of parents exceeded $1,000. The judge found 935 cases where the district charged more than the law allowed. The district agreed to refund any fines it collected above the $300 threshold but the settlement doesn't require it to admit to wrongdoing.