A.   It shall be unlawful for any person under the age of eighteen (18) years enrolled in a public or private school within the corporate limits of the city of Chenoa, Illinois, to absent himself or herself from attendance at school, during such period when school is in session, without parental permission or valid excuse.
   B.   A valid cause for absence from school shall include illness, death in the immediate family, other family emergency, or other causes beyond the control of the person so absenting himself or herself from school, provided that parental permission for absence due to such cause is obtained in writing, from the parent and is submitted to the proper school authorities within twenty four (24) hours after such absence, not counting weekends.
   C.   Parental permission, as required by this section, shall refer to and include permission obtained from a parent, legal guardian, other adult person standing in loco parentis and having custody and control over such person under the age of eighteen (18) years.
   D.   Each day that such person under eighteen (18) years of age absents himself or herself from school attendance shall constitute a separate offense, and shall be punishable as such.
   E.   Persons violating this section shall be fined not less than twenty five dollars ($25.00), nor more than one hundred dollars ($100.00) for each offense. (Ord. 414, 1-22-2001)