A recent law suit has shown once again how disruptive a child’s school absence can be. A father wanted to take his child out of school during term time in order to go on a holiday to Florida, however, was fined by the school for doing so. The father decided to sue the school for taking away his right of deciding what is best for his child. The court ruled in favor of the school, which made its case based on the wellbeing of the child. Optimal teaching can only be achieved when children visit schools regularly. Absences are not only disruptive for the children themselves, but also for their peers and teachers. Hence, the final decision lies with the school.