Today, The Argus reveals that Sussex parents were fined a total of £97,000 last year for taking their children out of school for term-time holidays

The number of fines looks set to rise even further after the Department for Education tightened its guidelines to prevent headteachers from authorising any term time absence except in the most exceptional circumstances.

The tighter rules, which came into force on September 1 last year, also gives heads the power to specify how many days children can take off if they absolutely have to.

Do you think parents should be able to take their children out of school during term time? 

Or do you think pupils' education is more important than a cheap holiday? 

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