The Cabinet of Powys County Council has agreed a Code of Conduct for Penalty Notices.
A Penalty Notice involves a fine of £60 (rising to £120 if not paid after 28 days but within 42 days) following at least 10 sessions (5 school days) of unauthorised absence during a school term. Persistent late arrival at school i.e. after the register has closed, may also incur a Penalty Notice.
Before any penalty notice is issued consideration is given as to whether it is in the public interest and whether there may be mitigating factors.
How a Penalty Notice will be used
How Penalty Notices will not be used