2013 Vermont Statutes
Title 16 Education
§ 1127 Notice and complaint by truant officer; penalty

16 V.S.A. § 1127 What's This?

1127. Notice and complaint by truant officer; penalty

(a) The truant officer, upon receiving the notice provided in section 1126 of this title, shall forthwith inquire into the cause of the nonattendance of the child. If he finds that the child is absent without cause, he shall give written notice to the person having the control of the child that the child is absent from school without cause, and he shall also notify that person to cause the child to attend school regularly thereafter.

(b) When, after receiving such notice, a person fails, without legal excuse, to cause a child to attend school as required by this chapter, he shall be fined not more than $1,000.00.

(c) The truant officer shall forthwith enter a complaint to the town grand juror of the town in which such person resides, or to the state's attorney of the county, and shall furnish him with a statement of the evidence upon which the complaint is based, and the grand juror or state's attorney shall prosecute the person. In the prosecution, the complaint, information or indictment shall be deemed sufficient if it states that the respondent, (naming him) having the control of a child of school age, (naming him) neglects to send that child to an approved public school or an approved or reporting independent school or a home study program as required by law. (Amended 1981, No. 151 (Adj. Sess.), 3; 1987, No. 97, 6, eff. June 23, 1987; 1991, No. 24, 11.)

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