And it's about time!
SD14 went back to her mum's after she stayed with us for almost 3 weeks: and has hardly been to school since. She missed 2 days the first week back at BM's, 2 days the second week, and she hasn't been at all this week. SD12 has stayed home about the same.
FDH has been contacting the school again, and again, and again, and today, FINALLY, they've agreed to get the Dept of Education involved. Jeez, that only took 4 years...
Anyway, so happy it's finally happening now!
It means that an officer might start coming to the house to check when the kids stay home. I know that BM will probably try and solve that by making the kids wear pj's and instruct them to tell the officer they're sick, but I hope that it will be an incentive for her to take them to school more. After all it's going to be harder to continue doing all other activities when someone is checking on how sick they really are (now SD14 will still go to work, both SD's play basketball after having the day of school, they go shopping, to the movies, to visit family in the city etc etc.)
Will they require medical certificates if BM insists that they are sick? I hope so. I asked FDH if he gets to speak with the truency officer from the Dept as well, I hope so. I also hope that when they do go around there BM is going to be out and SD's are dressed and looking fine, with babies screaming in the background, yep wouldn't that be the ultimate
? Or that they are all out, nobody home
! I just really hate to see SD's failing at school, it's a matter of time till they drop out, just like BM. (And secretly I think this is why BM lets the kids fail; to keep them at her level, I know, it's an awful thought
Does anyone have experience with the Dept of Education getting involved?