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70-10-106.


70-10-106.


    It shall be the duty of the principal or head teacher of each
public, private or other school in the State of Oklahoma to keep a
full and complete record of the attendance of all children at such
school and to notify the attendance officer of the district in which
such school is located of the absence of such children from the
school together with the causes thereof, if known; and it shall be
the duty of any parent, guardian or other person having charge of any
child of compulsory attendance age to notify the child's teacher
concerning the cause of any absences of such child.  It shall be the
duty of the principal or head teacher to notify the parent, guardian
or responsible person of the absence of the child for any part of the
school day, unless the parent, guardian or other responsible person
notifies the principal or head teacher of such absence.  Such
attendance officer and teacher shall be required to report to the
school health officer all absences on account of illness with such
information respecting the same as may be available by report or
investigation; and the attendance officer shall, if justified by the
circumstances, promptly give to the parent, guardian or custodian of
any child who has not complied with the provisions of this article
oral and documented or written warning to the last-known address of
such person that the attendance of such child is required at some
public, private or other school as herein provided.  If within five
(5) days after the warning has been received, the parent, guardian or
custodian of such child does not comply with the provisions of this
article, then such attendance officer shall make complaint against
the parent, guardian or custodian of such child in a court of
competent jurisdiction for such violation, which violation shall be a
misdemeanor.  If a child is absent without valid excuse four (4) or
more days or parts of days within a four-week period or is absent
without valid excuse for ten (10) or more days or parts of days
within a semester, the attendance officer shall notify the parent,
guardian or custodian of the child and immediately report such
absences to the district attorney in the county wherein the school is
located for juvenile proceedings pursuant to Title 10 of the Oklahoma
Statutes.



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