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[Con. School Law, tit. XVI, § 3, as added by L. 1894, chap. 671, and as amended by L. 1896, ch. 606, rewritten and changed as follows:
1. We reduce the age at which a child becomes subject to the compulsory education law from eight to seven years, and increase the age at which they must attend school on each school day in which a school is in session from twelve to fourteen years, thus making an absolute period of seven years' instruction. We omit from this section the present law that between twelve and fourteen years a child must attend school on eighty regular consecutive school days when not regularly and lawfully engaged in some useful employment or service.
2. Under the present law the time which a child must attend school on every school day is only four years, namely, between eight and twelve years. Between twelve and fourteen they must attend at least eighty days in each year, thus making altogether a period of five school years.]
(Page 114, $ 3.)
§ 232. Duty of parent.—Each parent shall cause such child to
so attend on instruction as herein required, or shall present to
the school authorities proof by afidavit that he is unable to compel
such attendance. A violation of this section is a misdemeanor,
punishable for the first offense by a fine not exceeding five dollars,
and for each subsequent offense by a fine not exceeding fifty dol
lars, or by imprisonment not exceeding thirty days or both such
fine and imprisonment. In cities of the first class, police magis
trates shall have jurisdiction of all violations under this article.
[Con. School Law, tit. XVI, $ 4, as added by L. 1894, chap. 671, and as amended by L. 1896, chap. 606, rewritten without intended change, except that the last sentence of the section is new, and also by the omission of the provision contained in present $ 4 conferring jurisdiction on courts of special sessions, which is sufficiently provided for by $ 56, sub. 37, of the Code of Criminal Procedure.]
(Page 115, § 4.)
$ 233. State truant schools.—The state superintendent may:
1. Acquire by purchase or condemnation, or may hire, real prop
erty, and erect buildings for the establishment of a state truant
school. The title to real property so acquired must be taken in the
name of the state, and approved by the attorney-general.
2. Maintain such school and furnish and equip it with necessary
apparatus and appliances.
3. Employ teachers and needed assistants therefor and pre
scribe and regulate the course of instruction and discipline
A state truant school may be established for each judicial dis
trict, or for two or more districts, as the superintendent may deter
mine. If a state school is established, the superintendent may
direct the discontinuance of any local truant school, and thereafter
children who might otherwise be sent to such school, shall be sent
to a state school.
§ 234. Local truant schools.—The school authorities may estab
lish a school or set apart a separate room in a public school build
ing for habitual truants, or for children who are insubordinate or
disorderly during their attendance at school. Such a school or
room is known as a truant school, and the authorities may provide
for the confinement, maintenance and instruction of such truants
or children therein.
[Con. School Law, tit. XVI, part of $ 9, as added by L. 1894, chap. 671, and as amended by L. 1896, chap. 606, rewritten without intended change.]
(Page 117, § 9.)
§ 235. Joint truant schools.—The authorities of two or more dis
tricts may unite in establishing and maintaining a joint truant
school. Each district so uniting shall bear its proportion of the
§ 236. Contracts with truant school.--The school authorities
of a city or district which has no truant school may contract
with another city or district which has such a school, or with a
private school, orphans' home or other similar institution, for
the confinement, maintenance and instruction therein of children
who may be lawfully committed to a truant school under this
article. A school which is the subject of such a contract there
upon becomes the truant school of the city or district where such
A contract shall not be made under this section with a private
school, orphans' home, or other similar institution, unless the
course of study therein includes the subjects required by this
chapter to be taught in a public school, and is otherwise approved
by the state superintendent.
[Con. School Law, tit. XVI, part of $ 9, as added by L. 1894, chap. 671, and as amended by L. 1896, chap. 606, rewritten without intended change. The last two sentences of the section are new.]
(Page 117, $ 9.)
§ 237. Truant districts.- Each school commissioner shall di.
vide his district into convenient truant districts to be composed
of one or more school districts. A duplicate of such order shall be filed with the clerk of each school district affected thereby.
A city, village or district which employs a superintendent of
schools cannot be included in such a truant district. A commis
sioner may at any time modify an order made under this section,
and establish new truant districts. All orders creating truant
districts shall, so far as practicable, be made during the month
§ 238. Appointment of truant officers.--The school authorities
of the districts composing a truant district may within twenty
days after the filing of the order of the commissioner, by a written
instrument under the hands of the authorities representing a
majority of such districts, appoint a truant officer for such dis
trict. Such appointment shall be made in duplicate, one of which
shall be delivered to the commissioner, and the other filed in the
office of the county clerk. If such appointment is not made
within the time herein limited, the commissioner shall appoint a
truant officer and file the appointment in the office of the county
clerk. The county clerk on the filing of an appointment of a
truant officer shall immediately transmit a certified copy to the
state superintendent. The expense thereof is a county charge.
$ 239. Truant officers in certain cities and villages.—The school
authorities of each city, village or district which has a superin
tendent of school, shall annually in the month of August appoint,
and may at pleasure remove, an officer to be known as truant officer. If a city is divided into districts ; for school purposes, a
truant officer may be appointed for each district.
If a truant officer is not appointed during the time herein pre
scribed, the state superintendent shall make such appointment.
An appointment must be in writing and filed with the secretary or
clerk of the board of education.
[Con. School Law, tit. XVI, § 7, as added by L. 1894, chap. 671, and as amended by L. 1896, chap. 606, rewritten and changed so that it is made the duty of the school authorities in a city, village or district which has a superintendent of schools to appoint during the month of August in each year a truant officer. The remainder of & 7 is included in § 238 of the revision.]
(Page 116, $ 7.)
$ 240. Term of office.-A truant officer shall hold his office
during the current school year, unless removed, and until his
successor is appointed. A commissioner may remove a truant
officer at any time and appoint a successor.
§ 241. Authority of truant officer--A truant officer, for the pur
pose of enforcing the provisions of this chapter, may enter any
building where a child is employed.
§ 242. Arrest of truants. A truant may be arrested by a
truant officer without warrant. Such truant on his first arrest
shall be delivered either to his parent, or to the teacher of the
school from which he is a truant.
[Con. School Law, tit. XVI, § 8, as added by L. 1894, chap. 671, and as amended by L. 1896, chap. 606, rewritten without intended change. For definition of truant see $ 230 of revision.]
(Page 117, S 8.)