Parents to be fined £60 when their child is late for school. Good idea or not?
We've just published a news story today about the rising number of primary schools who are introducing fines for parents whose children continually arrive late for class.
The standard fine is £60, rising to £120 if you don't pay within 21 days.
Local councils, who are administering the fine system, say it's a way to ensure all parents see the importance of getting their child to school on time in the morning.
But what do you think?
Do you think it's fair enough: being late 10 times for school is really a bit out of order anyway? Or do you think it's a bit harsh to levy a fine that big, especially if parents have to rely on public transport to get their children to school on time?
Do please let us know your views by adding a post to this discussion thread. We'd love to hear what your think!