Imagine if "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" spawned more than 100 sequels. That's how long one California mother kept her children home from school, but she cannot play hooky herself from a 180-day jail sentence.
Lorraine Cuevas, 34, refused to send her second and third grader to Monroe Elementary in Hanford. Her children missed more than 10 percent of the school year, the limit set by the California chronic truancy law, reported KMPH.
The school tried to contact Cuevas about her children's combined 116 absences, said Tim Bowers, superintendent of Kings County Schools.
"Part of the attendance review process dictates that we reach out to parents," Bowers told the Daily News. "[The process includes] phone calls and letters asking why the children are not in school. We also schedule hearings where we invite the children's parents to come to talk to us about it. All of those steps were taken in this case."
But Cuevas reportedly ignored the warnings about her action's consequences.
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