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trict. Such appointment shall be made in duplicate, one of which shall be delivered to the commissioners, 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 upon 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.

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$ 239. Truaut officers in cities, etc.--The school authorities of each city, village or district which has a superintendent of schools, 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 prescribed, the commissioner 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, ch. 671, and as amended by L. 1896, ch. 606, re-written 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. (Page 114, $ 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.

[New.]

$ 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.

[New.]

§ 242. Arrest of truants.-A truant may be arrested by a truant officer without warrant. Such truant upon 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, part of § 8, as added by L.

1894, chap. 671, and as amended by L. 1896, chap. 606, rewritten. (Page 115, $ 8.)]

$ 243. Second arrest.–Upon second arrest the truant officer shall immediately notify the parent and also the superintendent of schools of the city, or the president of the board of education, or the trustee, of such arrest, and shall in the meantime keep the child in his custody. If the parent consents thereto, in writing, the child may be committed to a truant school, by the school authorities, or in a city, village or district, which has a superintendent, such commitment may be made by him.

[Con. School Law, tit. XVI, part of 9, as added by L.

1894, ch. 671, and as amended by L. 1896, ch. 606, rewritten. (Page 115, $ 9.)]

§ 244. Examination and commitment by magistrate.- If the parent does not consent, the child shall be forth with taken by the truant officer before a magistrate, who shall immediately

examine the matter. If satisfied that the child is an habitual

truant, or is insubordinate or disorderly while in attendance upon instruction, he shall commit him to the truant school. If there is no truant school in the city or district where the child resides, he shall be committed to the nearest truant school. But if the

commitment is to a private school, orphan asylum or other similar institution designated as a truant school, it must be to one which represents the religious faith of the parent, unless such parent consents, in writing, to a commitment elsewhere.

[Con. School Law, tit. XVI, part of $ 9, as added by L. 1894, ch. 671, and as amended by L. 1896, ch. 606, rewritten. (Page 115, § 9.)]

§ 245. Term of commitment.-A child cannot be committed to a truant school nor detained therein for a longer time than the remainder of the current school year, and the time shall be stated in the commitment.

[Con. School Law, tit. XVI, part of $ 9, as added by L. 1894,

ch. 671, and as amended by L. 1896, ch. 606. (Page 115, $ 9.)]

$ 246. Report of arrest.-A truant officer shall promptly report each arrest to the school authorities of his city or district, and the disposition made by him of the truant.

[Con. School Law, tit. XVI, part of § 8, as added by L. 1894,

ch, 671, and as amended by L. 1896, ch. 606, rewritten. (Page 115, § 8.)]

$ 247. Parole of truants.-A child committed to a truant school may be paroled;

1. If to a state school, by the state superintendent.

2. If to a local school, and the city, village or district from which such child is committed has a superintendent of schools, by such superintendent; and elsewhere by the school authorities.

The state or local superintendent or school authorities may pre scribe the conditions of such parole, and for a violation thereof, the child may be again arrested, and shall be recommitted to the truant school.

[Con. School Law, tit. XVI, § 9, as added by L. 1894, ch. 671, and as amended by L. 1896, ch. 606, but mostly new. (Page 115, § 9.)]

§ 248. Industrial training.--- Industrial training shall be fur. nished in every truant school.

[Con. School Law, tit. XVI, part of 9, as added by L. 1894,

ch. 671, and as amended by L. 1896, ch. 606. (Page 115, part of $ 9.)]

$ 249. Record of equivalent instruction.-If a child receives in. struction under this article elsewhere than at a public school, the superintendent may require from the teacher or other person who gives such instruction, such information from time to time as he may deem necessary, and he shall at the expense of the state furnish to such teacher or other person, blanks for any records or other reports required by him. The records so kept shall be subject to inspection at all reasonable hours by the state superintendent, the school commissioner, and the school authorities and truant officers of the city or district. A person who refuses to give any information required under this article, or to answer any inquiry relating to such child, by any such officer, is guilty of a misdemeanor. [Con. School Law, tit. XVI, part of $ 6 as added by L. 1894,

ch. 671 rewritten and extended. (Page 114, § 6.)]

§ 250. Limitation of employment of children.—The right to employ a child is subject to the following limitations:

1. A child between six and fourteen years of age can not be employed in any business or service during any part of a term of a public school.

2. A child between fourteen and sixteen years of age can not be so employed, unless at the time of his employment he presents a certificate signed by the superintendent or principal teacher of the schools of the city or district in which he resides, that he has complied with the law relating to attendance at school during the preceding school year; or if the contract of employment is made during the school term, that the child has attended school for the required time during the current school year.

Nothing in this section shall be so construed to affect the provisions of the labor law relating to the employment of children. A person who violates the provisions of this section shall for each offense forfeit and pay to the city or district a penalty of fifty dollars.

[Con. School Law, tit. XVI, § 5, as added by L. 1894, ch. 671,

and partly new. Changed so as to correspond with section 231 of this chapter. (Page 114, § 5.)]

§ 251. Superintendent to make rules.—The state superintendent shall prescribe the duties of truant officers and make rules for the enforcement of this article. [Con. School Law, tit. XVI, part of § 7, as added by L. 1894,

ch. 671, and as amended by 1896, ch. 606, rewritten. (Page 114, $ 7.)]

§ 252. Reports.—The superintendent may require reports from school authorities in such form and containing such information as he may prescribe, concerning the operation of this article; and shall include a summary of the same in his annual report to the legislature. [Con. School Law, tit. XVI, part of § 10 as added by L. 1894,

ch. 671 and as amended by L. 1895, ch. 988 and L. 1896, ch. 606 rewritten. (Page 117, § 10.)]

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