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I am sorry to hear about this situation. See HERE. A parent can indeed be charged with truancy if the child fails to attend school regularly. A parent can be:
-fined up to $500 if they are found to have failed to compel their child to attend school, or
-be convicted of a a misdemeanor with up to one year in jail and up to $2,500 in fines (only in very extreme cases).
So the likely scenario IF one is charged and IF one is convicted is a fine. The prosecution often takes mitigating factors into account when prosecuting a case, of course. So if the parent really is doing their best, ***** ***** may work out a deal.
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