Father to hear ruling on out-of-school-time holidays challenge



A father who refused to pay a fine for taking his daughter out of school for a family trip to Florida is expected to hear the result of a legal challenge at the High Court today.
Jon Platt was issued the fine by the Isle of Wight Council after he took his family on the trip, which included a visit to Walt Disney World, last April without permission from the school.
The issue of the fine, which was originally £60 and then doubled because of his refusal to pay, went before the Isle of Wight Magistrates' Court in October and Mr Platt won his case.
But the local authority has appealed the... read more

 
13 May 2016 in Regional East, Views: 16
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