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School refusal

Refusal to attend school is understood to be a recurrent or prolonged absence from teaching, which is usually unexcused. Occasional cocking can also be a refusal to attend school.

Refusal to attend school is an administrative offence punishable by a fine of up to EUR 1000.

Parents who do not ensure that minor pupils regularly attend classes can also act in an irregular manner.

The school is responsible for the fight against school refusal in cooperation with the regulatory authority, the youth services and, where appropriate, the family courts.


The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

competent Bodies

Landkreis Emsland - Fachbereich Bildung, Kultur und Sport

Address: Ordeniederung 1 , 49716 Meppen

Postal address: Post Office Box 15 62

Telephone: 05931 44-0
Fax: 05931 44-3621
Transport Connection:
Building Access:
elevator available : yes
wheelchair-accessible : yes


Point of contact:
Björn Hoeftmann
Telephone: 05931 44-1365
C 365
responsible for:

Data protection information

Landesbeauftragte für den Datenschutz Niedersachsen

Address: Prinzenstraße 5, 30159 Hannover

Telephone: +49 511 12045-00
Fax: +49 511 12045-99
Building Access:
elevator available : unknown
wheelchair-accessible : unknown

Source: Serviceportal Niedersachsen (Portalverbund des Bundes und der Länder)

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