A couple are due to appear in court today after taking their three children on holiday to Rhodes during the school term and refusing to pay a subsequent fine.
Stewart and Natasha Sutherland now face a maximum fine of 2,500 and/or imprisonment for a term not exceeding three months.
Here are a selection of a number of responses from users of the ITV News Facebook page:
I take my kids on short 3/4 days holiday during term time. Why? Because we are struggling financially. Term time is the only time we can afford a holiday. If we didn't, my children would never get to go on holiday! Maybe it's the same for this family?
There's a different between poor attendance and taking your children on holiday for a week!
Parents should set an example and support their child's education and the rules about it. Take your kids on a cheaper UK holiday in a caravan or a tent.
More top news
Essex Police say that they can't comment on Martin Goldberg's death, but there were indications of an attempt to destroy evidence.
Stuart Lancaster will coach England beyond the Rugby World Cup 2019 in Japan after signing a six-year contract extension
The mother of an ex-girlfriend of Arnis Zalkalns has told ITV News her daughter is "in shock" over his connection to the Alice Gross case.