Officials with Racine Unified referred a 24-year-old mom to Racine County Circuit Court because her 7-year-old missed a total of 50 days of school between the 2014-2015 and 2015-2016 school years.
Lalisa Bogan, of Racine, was in court Tuesday to face nine misdemeanor charges for failing to get her child to school. If convicted, she could face up to six months in jail and/or up to $9,000 in fines.
According the criminal complaint, Bogan’s child is currently seven years old, and they missed 45 days of school during the 2014-2015 school year and an additional five days during the first weeks of the 2015-2016 school year. Despite district officials attempting repeatedly to work with Bogan to make sure her child was attending school regularly, truancy remained an issue throughout the school year into the next.
Online court records indicate charges against Bogan were originally filed in January 2016, but she was a no-show in court. An $1,800 warrant was issued for her arrest that was canceled when Bogan appeared on Tuesday.
Bogan signed a $500 signature bond and was ordered to appear in court again Jan. 5 for her pre-trial conference.