I do not see why 'good attendance' matters so much. Why not good grades and standardized test results as well? Then again, I do not see what the issue is at all. Every place has rules, even if you don't agree with then. If I drive 50 MPH ins a 35 MPH zone I can explain to the cop I don't agree with the rule, but it won't help. A school district in the States is a special district that governs it's own policies. It collects revenue and hires employees, and it sets it's own rules and penalties. Do what you like with your child, but know it may cost you.