2012 Connecticut General Statutes
Title 10 - Education and Culture
Chapter 172 - Support of Public Schools. Transportation
Section 10-249 - Enumeration of children of compulsory school age in school districts and by state departments having jurisdiction over such children.


CT Gen Stat § 10-249 (2012) What's This?

(a) The board of education of each local and regional school district shall annually determine by age the number of children of compulsory school age who reside within the jurisdiction of such school district as of January first of each year. Such determination shall be made by (1) enumeration of each such child individually or (2) any reasonable means of accounting approved by the Commissioner of Education.

(b) If any child of compulsory school age is not attending school within the jurisdiction of the board of education of a local or regional school district, the superintendent of schools of the district shall make a reasonable effort to ascertain the reason for such nonattendance. If such child is employed at labor, the superintendent of schools shall make a reasonable effort to ascertain the name and address of such child’s employer or of the establishment where such child is employed. Returns shall be made to the board of education on or before the fifteenth day of May. Any state, local or other public agency shall, upon request by the superintendent of schools, provide such information as may be reasonably required for the purposes of this section.

(c) Each state department shall report periodically to the Commissioner of Education at such time and in such manner as he shall prescribe, the name and address of the most recent residence within the state for each child of compulsory school age under the jurisdiction of such department. The commissioner shall provide such information to the superintendent of schools of the local or regional school district wherein such child is indicated to have most recently resided.

(1949 Rev., S. 1546; 1957, P.A. 72, S. 1; 1959, P.A. 417, S. 1; February, 1965, P.A. 123, S. 1; 1971, P.A. 43, S. 1; P.A. 78-218, S. 179; P.A. 81-257, S. 4, 10.)

History: 1959 act removed fixed compensation of enumerators and provided for payment in discretion of board of education; 1965 act changed age of children to be enumerated from 18 to 21; 1971 act changed all marker dates in section, i.e. “October” to “April”,”September” to “January”, “September” to “March” and “November” to “May”, and required recording of address of employer as well as name; P.A. 78-218 substituted “local and regional school district” for “town board of education” and “school district” for “town” and replaced masculine personal pronouns with appropriate nouns; P.A. 81-257 streamlined the procedure for enumerating children of compulsory school age, eliminated appointment of an enumerator, made alternate plans for enumeration acceptable, required “reasonable effort” to determine reason for nonattendance of any child and employment information, authorized public agencies to provide information upon request of superintendent and added Subsec. (c) re reports by state departments to commissioner of education re whereabouts of children under their jurisdiction.

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