I am currently enrolled in a New York State High School. Last year the school had a limit of "missed" days alowed or "sick days" that you could miss before you would lose credit in your classes. This year the School District set no limit or otherwords "unlimited"? Well this year I hit a bump in the road and have had very poor attendance. I have missed more that 70% of the school days this year (to current Date).
The principal had threatened to call a Social Services Hotline for Educational Neglect against my parents. BTW I am currently 16 years of age. I have heard Rumors that the drop out age in NY State has changed from 16 to 17? Is this true?
So now to my questions.
1. If the legal dropout age of NYState is still 16, then why would they be able to call this Hotline on me.
2. Even if they changed drop out age to 17, but have no limit on sick days, what are they're grounds for calling?
I dont really know much on the legal facts for this so I am unsure of what to do. Does anyone know anything about this that is helpfull
Thanks a ton.
P.S. I talked to a friend thats been through sort of the same thing when he was younger. He said that Social Services cant really do anything without a Judges Signature. I am not sure if this is true or not but in order to get a Judges sig. wouldn't I have to at least go to court? My parents are just worried that all this bad stuff is going to happen and they have been worried to hell the last couple days. They think Social Services is going to take me to a foster home, fine them, all this legal stuff....
Thanks for your time :-)