Guadalupe considering anti-truancy ordinance

March 10, 2015

schoolThe Guadalupe City  Council will discuss an ordinance Tuesday that will permit police to pick up minors caught outside of school during school hours, and take them back to school. [KCOY]

This program will allow police to have probable cause to stop underage people to determine if they are skipping school. If the ordinance is passed, offers will work in conjunction with school staff.

“It helps when we have the police department being able to assist and bring them back to schools,” said Ed Cora, superintendent for Guadalupe Union School District.



  1. audidriver2010 says:

    Im surprised that anyone in Guad even goes to school..

    (3) 3 Total Votes - 3 up - 0 down
  2. Jorge Estrada says:

    A better incentive would be to have their parents pick them up at the immigration office. This would hold true for a ethnicties.

    (3) 5 Total Votes - 4 up - 1 down
  3. audidriver2010 says:

    The city needs money and now they found another way to collect it

    (4) 8 Total Votes - 6 up - 2 down
  4. justbeware says:

    The police will have more success at picking kids up than will anyone in charge of collecting a fine.

    (4) 6 Total Votes - 5 up - 1 down
  5. Stunned says:

    Parents are supposed to compel their children to attend school. When they don’t there’s severe penalties (see below). I believe if a parent was faced with these fines more often there might be more compliance around town.

    It’s also pathetic that Guadalupe has to stretch their resources to chase truant kids around. So sad….

    EC Section 48293 (a): Any parent, guardian, or other person having control or charge of any pupil who fails to comply with this chapter, unless excused or exempted there from, is guilty of an infraction and shall be punished as follows:
    (1) Upon a first conviction, by a fine of not more than one hundred dollars ($100).
    (2) Upon a second conviction, by a fine of not more than two hundred fifty dollars ($250).
    (3) Upon a third or subsequent conviction, if the person has willfully refused to comply with this section, by a fine of not more than five hundred dollars ($500). In lieu of the fines prescribed in paragraphs (1), (2), and (3), the court may order the person to be placed in a parent education and counseling program.

    (16) 18 Total Votes - 17 up - 1 down
  6. Rich in MB says:

    Sounds like Illegal Profiling to me!

    (-9) 15 Total Votes - 3 up - 12 down
    • Rich in MB says:

      and Racist targeting of the Mexican Community.

      (-1) 5 Total Votes - 2 up - 3 down

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