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(245) SEC. 2. The sheriff in each county shall select a Truant offiperson of good moral character to act as truant officer for the to appoint. county. The person so selected shall file with the county To file clerk his acceptance and oath of office, and a bond in the bond, etc. sum of one thousand dollars, with two sufficient sureties, to be approved by the county clerk. The person so selected Officer, how
known, duty. shall be known the county truant officer, and he shall have all of the powers of a deputy sheriff, and he shall perform the duties of truant officer in all school districts of the county when directed to do so by the sheriff, except as hereinafter provided : Provided, That in cities having a duly Proviso, in organized police force it shall be the duty of the police police force. authorities, at the request of the board of education, to detail one or more members of such police force to perform the duties of the truant officer in such city, but this provision shall not be construed as prohibiting such board of education from appointing any citizen, not a police officer, as truant officer: Provided further, That in graded school districts the Proviso, in board of education shall have authority to appoint one or districts. more truant officers and fix the compensation of the same, said compensation to be paid by the district: And Provided Further profurther, That in all townships of the upper peninsula organ- unit' district ized as township unit districts, the board of education of such in U. P. township shall have authority to appoint one or more truant officers for said township and fix the compensation for such service, said compensation to be paid from the proper funds of such school district. For all townships of the upper peninsula not organized as township unit districts the county truant officer appointed as herein prescribed shall act: Pro- Proviso, when vided, That if in any graded district or township the board officer to act. of education does not appoint a truant officer, the county truant officer shall act in such district or township. The Officers to truant officers herein provided for in cities, graded school dis- where filed, tricts and township unit districts shall give bonds to the etc. board of education in the sum of five hundred dollars, said bonds to be approved by the board of education and filed with said board, and such officers shall have, within their jurisdiction and while in the performance of the duties of truant officer, the powers of a deputy sheriff. The compensation of Compensation, the county truant officer shall be three dollars per day for every day actually engaged in the discharge of his duties and actual expenses, and all bills for such service shall be certified by the sheriff. In cities, when the board of education appoints a truant officer other than a police officer, said board shall fix the compensation for such truant officer and pay such officer from the incidental fund. The compensation and actual expenses of the county truant officer shall be allowed and paid in the same manner as the compensation of other county officers is allowed and paid by the county; and when the police authorities detail one or more members of the force as truant officers, they shall receive such compensation and
actual expenses for such service as the board of aldermen or police commission may determine, and be paid from the same fund as the police authorities are usually paid : Provided, That this act shall not be so construed as to affect any existing appointment.
Census list, etc., director to furnish teacher.
(246) SEC. 3.
It shall be the duty of the school director of all school districts, except in city, graded and township districts, to provide the teacher, at the commencement of the school, with a copy of the last school census, together with the name and address of the persons in parental
relation, also address of the county commissioner of schools. Duty of
The teacher shall, at the opening of school and at such other times as may be necessary, compare said census list with the enrollment of the school and report to the county commissioner of schools the names of the parents or other persons in parental relation whose children of the ages hereinbefore mentioned are not in regular attendance at school, also the names of parents or other persons in parental relation who have children of school age not included in such census and
who do not attend school; Superintend- (b) In all city graded and township districts, the secreent of schools, tary of the board of education shall, at the commencement whom furnish- of school, furnish a copy of the last school census to the ed census, duty.
superintendent of schools in such city, together with the name and address of the truant officer under whose jurisdiction they act, and it shall be the duty of said superin. tendent, at the opening of school, to compare said census list with the enrollment of the school or schools and, from time to time, as it may be necessary, report to the proper truant officer the names and addresses of any parents or other persons in parental relation whose children of the ages herein before mentioned are not in regular attendance at the public schools, also names of parents or others in parental relation whose children are not in school and whose names are not in
cluded in such census; Truant offi
(c) It shall be the duty of the truant officer of the city cers, duty of.
or district, whenever notified by the teacher, superintendent or other person or persons of violations of this act, and the county truant officer, when notified by the commissioner of schools, to investigate all such cases of truancy or non-attendance at school, and if the children complained of are not exempt from the provisions of this act under the conditions named in section one, then he shall immediately proceed as is provided in section four of this act;
(d) In case any parent or other person in parental remisdemeanor. lation shall fail to comply with the provisions of this act
he shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and shall, on conviction thereof, befined not less than five dollars nor more than fifty dollars, or imprisoned in the county or city
jail for not less than two nor more than ninety days; or both such fine and imprisonment in the discretion of the court.
(247) SEC. 4. (a) It shall be the duty of the county com- Commissioner missioner of schools to furnish the truant officer of the duty of. county, at the opening of the schools, with a list of the teachers and superintendents employed in his county in school districts other than in such city graded and township districts as are described in section two of this act;
(b) In case any parent or other person in parental rela- Notice to tion shall fail to send the child or children under his or her control to the public school, the truant officer, upon having notice from proper authority of such fact, shall immediately and within twenty-four hours thereafter give formal written notice in person or by registered mail, to the parent or other person in parental relation, that the child or children under his or her control shall present himself or themselves at the public school, except as hereinbefore provided, on the day following the receipt of such notice, with the necessary textbooks for instruction in the proper school or schools of the district or city. Said notice shall inform the parent or other Notice, what person in parental relation of the date that attendance must begin and that such attendance at school must be continuous and consecutive during the remainder of the school year as taught in the district. The truant officer shall, at the same Notice to time the said formal notice is given to the parent or per
superinson in parental relation, notify the teacher or superintend tendent. ent or commissioner of the fact of notice, and it shall be the duty of the teacher or superintendent or commissioner to notify the truant officer of failure on the part of the parent or other person in parental relation to comply with said notice;
(c) It shall be the duty of all truant officers, after having Truant given the formal notice hereinbefore described, to determine afficers
duty of. whether the parent or other person in parental relation has complied with the notice, and in case of failure to so comply he shall immediately and within three days after having knowledge or being notified thereof, make a complaint Complaint. against said parent or other person in parental relation having the legal charge and control of such child or children, before
any justice of the peace in the city, village or township where such party resides, or in an adjoining township or city in such county, for such refusal or neglect to send such child or children to school; and said justice of the peace shall Warrant. issue a warrant upon said complaint and shall proceed to hear and determine the same in the same manner as is provided by statute for other cases under his jurisdiction, and in case of conviction of any parent or other person in parental Conviction. relation for violation of this act, said parent or other person in parental relation shall be punished according to the pro
Proviso, recorder's court.
visions of section three of this act: Provided, That in cities having a recorder's court and justices of the peace, the truant officer shall make the aforesaid complaint before the magis. trate of said recorder's court or before a justice of the peace, and said magistrate or justice shall issue a warrant and proceed to hear and determine the case in the same manner as is provided in the statute for other cases under his jurisdiction;
(d) It shall be the duty of all school officers, superintendents, teachers or other persons to render such assistance and furnish such information as they may have at their command to aid such truant officer in the performance of his official duty.
Assistance rendered officer.
Am. 1907, Act 74 ; 1909, Act 63.
School boards may establish ungraded schools.
May require attendance.
Juvenile disorderly persons, who deemed.
(248) Sec. 5. In any graded or city district in this state, the school board or officers having in charge the schools of such districts may establish one or more ungraded schools for the instruction of certain children as defined and set forth in the following section. They may, through the truant officer and superintendent of schools, require such children to attend said ungraded schools, or any department of their graded schools, as said board of education may direct. (249)
SEC. 6. The following classes of persons between and including the ages of seven and sixteen years residing in graded school districts or cities as described in section five of this act shall be deemed juvenile disorderly persons and shall, in the judgment of the proper school authorities, be assigned to the ungraded school or schools as provided in section five of this act: Class one, habitual truants from any school in which they are enrolled as pupils; class two, children, who, while attending any school, are incorrigibly turbulent, disobedient or insubordinate, or are vicious and immoral in conduct; class three, children who are not attending any school and who habitually frequent streets and other public places. having no lawful business, employment or occupation.
An Act to provide for the compulsory education of deaf children.
[Act 48, 1907.]
The People of the State of Michigan enact:
When children sent to school for the deaf.
(250) SECTION 1. Every parent, guardian or other person in the state of Michigan having control or charge of any child or children between the ages of seven and eighteen years, and who by reason of deafness or imperfect hearing cannot be taught successfully in the public schools, shall be
required to send such child or children to a day school for the deaf, the Michigan school for the deaf, located at Flint, or to such other school for the deaf as the said parent, guardian, or other person in parental control, prefers: Provided, Proviso. That should the parent, guardian or other person in parental control of said child or children fail to meet the foregoing provision, then such child or children shall be sent to the Michigan school for the deaf, located at Flint.
(251) Sec. 2. In cases where such parent, guardian or Transportaother person, on account of their poverty, are unable to fur children. nish such child or children with transportation to and from such school, the board of trustees of the Michigan school for the deaf shall furnish such transportation each year, and the said board of trustees may include therewith transportation for such parent, guardian or other person to said school and return, where the child is under twelve years of age, and for that purpose may issue a certificate directed to the auditor general that said amount is necessary for the benefit of such individuals, who shall draw his warrant upon the state treasurer therefor; and any such sums are hereby appropriated Sums, how and shall be paid out of any moneys in the general fund, not where otherwise appropriated, and the auditor general shall charge all such moneys, so drawn, to the county of which such parent, guardian or other person is a resident, or to which he or she belongs, to be collected and returned to the general fund the same as any state taxes are required to be by law.
(252) SEC. 3. Act number two hundred of the public Certain act acts of nineteen hundred five, entitled “An act to provide for the compulsory education of children, for penalties for failure to comply with the provisions of this act, and to re. peal all acts or parts of acts conflicting with the provisions of the same," shall apply in the execution of this act, and the officers mentioned in said act shall be required to report all cases of deaf children residing in their jurisdiction to the su. perintendent of the Michigan school for the deaf, and they shall enforce this act in the same manner as the said act number two hundred of nineteen hundred five is enforced. The same penalties prescribed for violation of said act are Penalties. hereby prescribed for violation of this act.
An Act to provide for the maintenance, supervision and government of the Michigan school for the blind, and to repeal all acts and parts of acts inconsistent herewith.
[ Extract from Act 123, 1893.)
(253) 2015. SEC. 7. The period in which pupils shall Time may be entitled to remain in said school shall be twelve years, or school. the board of control may, in cases where they deem it advisable, extend such time to fourteen years. This section shall Dismissal and not be so construed as to prohibit the said board of control