[§302A-1135]  Penalty.  If any child of school age persists in absenting oneself from school, the family court judge, upon a proper petition, citation, or complaint being made by the schoolteacher or any other officer or agent of the department, or police officer, or any other person, shall cause the child, and the father or mother, guardian, or other person having charge of the child, to be summoned to appear before the judge.  Upon its being proved that the person responsible for the child had not used proper diligence to enforce the child's regular attendance at school, the responsible party shall be guilty of a petty misdemeanor.  This section shall not apply to any child not liable to compulsory attendance at school. [L 1996, c 89, pt of §2]


Cross References


  Jurisdiction of family court, see chapter 571.