2017 South Carolina Code of Laws
Title 59 - Education
CHAPTER 65 - ATTENDANCE OF PUPILS
Section 59-65-60. Procedure upon receipt by court of report of nonattendance.
(a) Upon receipt of such report, the court may forthwith order the appearance before such court of the responsible parent or guardian and if it deems necessary, the minor involved, for such action as the court may deem necessary to carry out the provisions of this article.
(b) The court may, after hearing upon ten days notice, order such parent or guardian to require such child to attend school and upon failure of such parent to comply with such order may punish such parent or guardian as by contempt, provided, that punishment for such contempt cannot exceed fifty dollars or thirty days imprisonment for each offense.
The procedure herein provided shall be alternative to the penalties provided in Section 59-65-20.
HISTORY: 1962 Code Section 21-757.5; 1967 (55) 181.