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13-27-18Neglect of duty by superintendent, president of board, school board, or truancy officer--Harboring or employment of truant child--Hindering attendance by child--Misdemeanor.

Any superintendent or school board president who fails to make prompt reports on attendance as required by law; any person who harbors or employs a child of compulsory school age not legally excused during the school term; the members of any school board who neglect or refuse to provide school facilities for children of their school district for at least nine months during the school year, or neglect to perform any other duties enumerated under the compulsory school attendance laws of this state; any truancy officer who neglects to perform the duties of his office; or any person who hampers or hinders a child of compulsory school age from attending a school which meets all legal requirements, or who interferes or attempts to interfere with the child's attendance is guilty of a Class 2 misdemeanor.

Source: SDC 1939, § 15.9916; SL 1955, ch 41, ch 17, § 15; SDC Supp 1960, § 15.9915; SL 1971, ch 116, § 10; SL 1975, ch 128, § 177; SL 1982, ch 86, § 140; SL 1982, ch 142, § 7.

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