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Hello,Under Cal. Ed. Code 48293, a parent with control over a minor child who is determined to be a truant by the school district or court of appropriate jurisdiction, and which parent does not comply with the orders of the court concerning the child's truancy, shall be liable:
The way to avoid liability is to ask the family court to declare the child emancipated, on grounds that the child no longer requires the financial support of his parents, and refuses to submit to parental control.
There is a very credible sanction that the court can and will impose if the child refuses to attend school: the court will suspend the child's drivers license, until the child returns to school. This will likely terminate the plumbing apprenticeship -- so, I think that you may have more leverage here than you may otherwise believe.
Hope this helps.
I have read on the Superior Court website that my son would need to provide proof of legal employment. He is being paid cash for plumbing work(I am sure nothing illegal but hard to prove employment). Can this be gotten around legally. Plus it says he must continue in school till he is 18 even if emancipated. Is there any way around theses issues. He is learning nothing in school and is a hard and happy worker.