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Concord schools’ message to students: stop skipping class or pay up.

Keeping kids off the streets and in class has become such a problem for police in the San Francisco suburb that students will be fined up to $500 for the third offense of missing class unexcused, $200 for the second and $100 for the first. The Concord City Council voted in favor of the measure.

There’s no question about it, said San Franciso Mayor Laura Hoffmeister, Concord police have their hands full with truant kids these days.

“Often they’re finding that the kids return at 11 a.m. and is back out at 12:30,” said Hoffmeister.
Mayor Laura Hoffmeister, Concord police have their hands full with truant kids these days.

This prompted school officials to look into a school day curfew ordinance. After a general warning, kids and their parents would be fined $100 after the first offense, $200 after the second, and $500 after the third.
Adults in the area seem to largely support the idea, while teenagers are predictably against the proposal.

Exceptions to the rule apply for emergencies, students running errands for parents, on their way to work or if the student is with a parent.

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