It shall be unlawful for any person eighteen (18) years of age or younger who is required by law to attend school and who is subject to the compulsory attendance requirements of the Illinois school code and/or enrolled in a public, private (including a home school) or parochial school within the unincorporated areas of the county of Kane, to absent himself or herself from attendance at school during the hours in which he or she is enrolled without parental or school permission. Any person who shall so absent himself or herself shall be guilty of the offense of truancy and be subject to the penalties hereinafter set forth in this chapter. Emergency or unforeseen absences due to illness or other causes beyond the control of the person so absenting himself or herself from school without parental permission shall not constitute truancy if permission for such absence has been obtained from the parent and such permission is submitted in writing to the proper school authorities within twenty four (24) hours of such absence. (Ord. 00-330, 11-14-2000)