§ 132.16  TRUANCY.
   (A)   Prohibited. It shall be unlawful for any person under the age of 18 enrolled in a public, private or parochial school within the corporate limits of the city to absent himself or herself from attendance at school without parental permission. 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 is submitted in writing to the proper school authorities within 24 hours after such absence.
   (B)   False excuse prohibited. It shall be an offense under this section for a parent or person in loco parentis to knowingly submit to the proper school authorities a written excuse under division (A) above that contains false information.
   (C)   Parental permission. Parental permission shall include permission from a person in loco parentis, and shall be given for reasons only of personal illness, serious family illness, death in the family, serious home emergencies, necessary and lawful family support employment, religious convocation classes, principal’s permission and compelling family reasons.
(1999 Code, § 132.16)  (Ord. 1060, passed 7-5-1983)  Penalty, see § 132.99