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Mother Facing Fine For Taking Terminally Ill Son For Term Time Holiday

July 21, 2014

Readers, please share everywhere. The mainstream madness that is fines for term time holidays has finally hit us lot.

A mother is being fined for trying to take her terminally-ill son on what could be his last holiday during term time.

Maxine Ingrouille-Kidd could be charged up to £120 and prosecuted if she presses ahead with plans to take Curtis, 13, out of school for the trip.

Her son is a blind quadriplegic and has cerebral palsy and has only been given a few years left to live. He also suffers epileptic fits.

Doctors have told Maxine he could die any time between the ages of 14 and 19.

She said: “My son is 14 in October and this may well be his last holiday.

“He is never going to have a career, he is going to spend the rest of his life with us looking after him.

“I asked for a holiday request form and was absolutely flabbergasted and shocked when the response was ‘no’.”

Maxine, 56, and her husband Peter, had wanted to take the family on a cruise to celebrate the couple’s silver wedding anniversary.

Initially they had tried to book it during the school holidays but a disabled cabin was not available.

Maxine said: “I am a law-abiding citizen and this has been very stressful

“The only relaxation he can get is swimming, so a cruise ship with a pool where he can also enjoy the sensory motion of a boat is ideal for him.”

The recently deposed education minister, Michael Gove, introduced tougher sanctions for parents who take their children out of school during term-time.

Prior to this parents were able to take children out of school for 10 days a year but are only allowed to do so now in “exceptional circumstances”.

John Osman, leader of the local council, said: “This case does sound exceptional. I am keen to talk to the head teacher.”

An online petition by campaign group 38 Degrees against the new rule changes has received nearly a quarter of a million signatures.

6 Comments leave one →
  1. July 21, 2014 7:28 am

    Reblogged this on sdbast.

  2. jaypot2012 permalink
    July 22, 2014 1:08 pm

    I’ll reblog this as it’s bloody disgraceful! In the meantime, you tell Mrs Kidd to book that holiday and go – ‘cos I’m sure there are many of us that would chip in to pay the fine. It’s about time some people stuck to their guns and told others to Eff off – bloody little hitlers for headteachers some schools have!

  3. Catherine Cooper permalink
    July 22, 2014 1:38 pm

    Apparently this was a mistake, according to a local councillor, and this family will not be penalised for taking this holiday. I have signed the 38degrees petition, because I think this is a definite infringement of parents rights. I have three grand kids and I know that schools waste lots of school time and most kids would catch up anyway. Too many dictators in this government!!

  4. cnhay permalink
    July 23, 2014 9:44 am

    Have been informed that this story is false , can you please confirm that this is true .

  5. July 28, 2014 12:04 am

    Reblogged this on SMILING CARCASS'S TWO-PENNETH.

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