2021 Georgia Code
Title 20 - Education
Chapter 2 - Elementary and Secondary Education
Article 16 - Students
Part 1 - School Attendance
§ 20-2-671. Transfer Students Who Have Committed Felony Acts; Disclosure of Act

Universal Citation: GA Code § 20-2-671 (2021)

If any school administrator determines from the information obtained pursuant to Code Section 15-11-602 or 20-2-670 or from any other source that a student has committed a class A designated felony act or class B designated felony act, as defined in Code Section 15-11-2, such administrator shall so inform all teachers to whom the student is assigned that they may review the information in the student's file provided pursuant to subsection (b) of Code Section 20-2-670 received from other schools or from the juvenile courts. Such information shall be kept confidential.

(Code 1981, §20-2-671, enacted by Ga. L. 1997, p. 1061, § 1; Ga. L. 2000, p. 20, § 16; Ga. L. 2013, p. 294, § 4-34/HB 242.)

Editor's notes.

- Ga. L. 2013, p. 294, § 5-1/HB 242, not codified by the General Assembly, provides that: "This Act shall become effective on January 1, 2014, and shall apply to all offenses which occur and juvenile proceedings commenced on and after such date. Any offense occurring before January 1, 2014, shall be governed by the statute in effect at the time of such offense and shall be considered a prior adjudication for the purpose of imposing a disposition that provides for a different penalty for subsequent adjudications, of whatever class, pursuant to this Act. The enactment of this Act shall not affect any prosecutions for acts occurring before January 1, 2014, and shall not act as an abatement of any such prosecutions."


Am. Jur. 2d.

- 68 Am. Jur. 2d, Schools, §§ 266 et seq., 271.


Duty of local boards to administer provisions in cooperation with other government agencies.

- Law does not shift the responsibility for locating an absent or runaway child from the parent to local school officials, but simply provides that it shall be the duty of the county or independent school system board of education to administer the compulsory attendance law and to secure the law's enforcement in cooperation with other state and county agencies. 1978 Op. Att'y Gen. No. 78-48.

Provisions not violated by assigning children to job centers in other jurisdictions.

- Assigning of 14- and 15-year-old children who are residents of Georgia to Job Corps Centers in other jurisdictions would not offend the compulsory school attendance laws of the State of Georgia. 1968 Op. Att'y Gen. No. 68-173.

Parents refusing to have children vaccinated.

- Parents who refuse to have their children vaccinated for smallpox, by reason of which the child is prevented from attending school, would seem to place themselves in jeopardy as regards the public school attendance law, and the fact that the parents refuse to allow the child to be vaccinated because of religious beliefs would not serve as an excuse for a violation of the attendance law. 1950-51 Op. Att'y Gen. p. 47.

Children absent illegally from school.

- Ga. L. 1945, p. 343, § 11 provides that should any child absent himself or herself from school, the visiting teacher and attendance officer shall give written notice of the child's absence from school to the parent or guardian, and if the delinquency of the child is not corrected, the teacher and attendance officer should report the situation to the juvenile, superior, city, or other court having jurisdiction of the delinquent child. 1952-53 Op. Att'y Gen. p. 77.



- Regulation forbidding pupils to leave school grounds during school hours, 32 A.L.R. 1342; 48 A.L.R. 659.

Schools: extent of legislative power with respect to attendance and curriculum, 53 A.L.R. 832.

Religious beliefs of parents as defense to prosecution for failure to comply with compulsory education law, 3 A.L.R.2d 1401.

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