Taney County Prosecutor's Office Press Release
FORSYTH, MO - Taney County Prosecuting Attorney, Jeffrey M. Merrell announces that
Darlene and Ronald Recklein of Cedar Creek, Missouri both plead guilty without a
plea agreement yesterday to the class C misdemeanor of violating compulsory school attendance.
For the school year period between September 1, 2007 and November 28, 2007 they failed to have their child attend school on a regular basis as required by Missouri law.
In response to the plea of guilty by both parents, Taney County Prosecuting Attorney, Jeffrey M. Merrell said, “As a community we need to take every step possible to make sure our children have access to a quality education, and that access ultimately begins at home with the parents taking responsibility for their children.”
Sentencing in this case is set for May 29th, 2008 at 1:00pm.
The class C misdemeanor of violating compulsory school attending carries a range of punishment of one (1) day to fifteen(15) days in the Taney County Jail and/or a fine not to exceed three-hundred (300) dollars.