Clovis woman sentenced in truancy case

CNJ staff

A Clovis mother will have to attend parenting classes and pay court fees after she pleaded guilty Tuesday to allowing her son too many unexcused absences from school, according to a press release from the district attorney’s office.

The 31-year-old Clovis woman was ordered to ensure her 12-year-old attends school the rest of the year, attend a parenting program and pay $67 in court fines and fees, the release said.

The child accumulated more than 25 unexcused absences during the fall semester, the release said.

Students with more than 10 unexcused absences in a school year are considered habitually truant under state law.

Any second or subsequent offense for failure to enforce compulsory school attendance is punishable by six months in jail and/or a $500 fine, the release said.

Two Clovis woman were convicted on similar charges last month.