The Lebanon School District is facing a lawsuit over its tough stance on truancy.
Attorney Michael Churchill said in the last six years, the school district issued more than 8,000 truancy citations. Some parents claim the district's policy is abusive and counter-productive and has cost families more than $1 million dollars in fines.
The Public Interest Law Center in Philadelphia plans to file the suit Thursday.
"What they need to do is find a way to get these kids back into school," Churchill said. "Truancy is a serious problem. It requires a serious response, not just a knee-jerk 'let's fine them and see what happens."
The superintendent for Lebanon schools would not comment on the pending lawsuit, but denied any wrongdoing.