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     13-27-19.   Power of truancy officers to apprehend truant children--Supervisory control by secretary. Each truancy officer has the powers of a deputy sheriff in the exercise of his duties, and shall apprehend without warrant children of compulsory school age who absent themselves from the place where the children are required to attend without an excuse, and place the children in the custody of the person having charge of the place where the children are by law required to attend. In the administration of his duties, each truancy officer is subject to the general supervisory control of the secretary of the Department of Education.

Source: SDC 1939, § 15.3205; SL 1955, ch 41, ch 15, § 5; SL 1971, ch 116, § 11; SL 1982, ch 142, § 8; SL 2003, ch 272, § 63.


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