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(A) It shall be unlawful for any person under the age of 18 enrolled in a public, private or parochial school to absent himself or herself from attendance at school without parental permission. Any person who shall so absent himself or herself shall be guilty of the offense of truancy and be subject to the penalty set forth in this code. Emergency or unforeseen absenting himself or herself from school without parental permission shall not constitute truancy if permission for such absence has been substantially obtained from the parent or guardian of said person and such permission is submitted in writing to the proper school authorities within 24 hours immediately following said absence.
(B) It is hereby made unlawful for any parent, guardian or other person having the legal care and custody of any person under 18 years of age to allow or permit any such child, ward, or other person under such age enrolled in a public, private or parochial school, to absent himself or herself from attendance without fully complying with policies and requirement of the school district in which the child is enrolled.
(C) Each day that such person under 18 years of age absents himself or herself from attendance shall constitute a separate offense and shall be punishable as such.
(Ord. 2011-5340, passed 12-6-2011) Penalty see § 10.99