School attendance officers deployed at Schiphol
The officers at the airport will check whether students absent from school are going away with their parents before school vacation begins officially.10 June 2008
AMSTERDAM - Amsterdam city council has decided to deploy school attendance officers at Schiphol Airport to check whether students are going on holiday with their parents before the official end of the school term.
Education Councillor Lodewijk Asscher says he wants to crack down on what has been termed “luxury absenteeism”.
He said schools are becoming increasingly annoyed at parents who take their children with them on holiday a few days before the end of term.
De Volkskrant writes that schools are extremely annoyed by the fact that so many pupils are absent in the days preceding the vacation. The schools say they hope to crack down on luxury absenteeism.
[Radio Netherlands / Frank Scimone / Expatica]
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