Another problem we have, the prices in school holiday time are just outrageous.
We've been told in a letter to all parents that absence for holidays will not be granted and our first feeling is who the heck are they to grant us anything anyway. Dont they work for us as public sector workers?
Anyway emotion aside, we're debating whether the children would get more out of school at a winding down date close to school holidays or more from disney with the extra money we can spend there if we save by going at that time.
How bad would it be if they have unauthorised absence on their record? I mean employers wont see it or care, would universities really care about a 2 week holidays?