Education Neglect Charge is Threatening My Fiance's Career

  1. My fiance is a nurse in the state of Michigan. She has just been threatened with an 'Educatinal Neglect' charge because her daughter's elementary school v.p/principal are for some mercurial reason using a rarely enforced policy that requires a doctor's note to excuse an absence. She has two daughters in that school over nine years and has never had a problem with presenting her own, written excuses for when her daughter was out of school (which was rare).

    So, anyway - she is going out of her skull with concern because she has to support her two kids and pay alimony on top of it to a scuzzy ex-husband who pays no child support and gambles away all of the money she spends to pay him every month. So, if she loses her license to a 'Neglect' charge she will suddenly be forced to work at Woolworth's and move into a dump and watch her two beautiful daughters grow into young women in poverty.

    These are really the things she is thinking right now because the vice-principal has said patently that if her daughter misses ONE more day of school (excused or not) that she will be charged with Educational Neglect. She says that even a charge of Neglect will mandate that she cannot practice nursing.

    Is this all true? What can be done? What should she do?

    Thanks for any public or emailed response


    Gee
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  2. 2 Comments

  3. by   SmilingBluEyes
    Ok this sounds like we are getting into potentially-dicey legal territory. Truancy laws and number of hours a year mandated in education classrooms and activies really vary by state. I would consult for legal advice if they press this one.


    These are questions we can't really answer for you here. Good luck.
  4. by   SmilingBluEyes
    Please accept my welcome to allnurses.com. The Terms of Service do discuss our inability to exchange advice of a legal or medical nature. That is why this thread has to be closed. I hope all is resolved favorably.

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