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Woman ordered to pay $373 in fines

 


CLOVIS — A 24-year-old Clovis woman has been ordered to pay $373 in fines after pleading no contest to allegations she failed to send her 6-year-old daughter to school.

The woman was arrested in December after her daughter had 15 days of unexcused absences, according to a news release from District Attorney Andrea Reeb.

Per state law, the release said, “a student with more than 10 unexcused absences in a school year is considered a ‘habitual truant.’ A first time conviction for this criminal offense is not punishable by jail time; however, any second or subsequent offense for Failure to Enforce Compulsory School Attendance is punishable by six months in jail and/or a $500 fine.”

 

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