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child who has been absent three days, or their equivalent, during the term of compulsory attendance, without lawful excuse.

Section 1418. In case there is no public school in Es session within two miles, by the nearest traveled road, of the residence of any child, such child shall be exempt from the provisions of this act relating to compulsory attendance, unless proper free transportation be furnished to such child to and from school.

Section 1419. Every person, firm, association, or cor- Employers of poration in this Commonwealth accepting service from, furnish informaor employing, a child or children, between the ages of the fourteen and sixteen years, during the hours when the public schools are in session, shall, on or before the first day of September in each year, and quarterly thereafter, during the period of compulsory attendance, furnish to the superintendent of schools, supervising principal, or secretary of the board of school directors of the district in which such child or children reside, the name, age, place of residence, and name of parent or guardian, of every such child in his or its employ or service. Such reports shall be made upon blanks to be furnished by the Superintendent of Public Instruction at the expense of the Commonwealth. Section 1420. Every person, firm, association, or Employers to

furnish list, etc., corporation in this Commonwealth accepting service of Children from, or employing, a child or children, between the ages of fourteen and sixteen years, during the hours when the public schools are in session, and during the period of compulsory attendance in any school district, shall make a true and correct list of all such children, giving their names, ages, places of residence, names of parents or guardians, the dates of and names of the persons issuing the employment certificates, and the time of beginning and ending of service with him or it, which list shall be clearly written or printed and kept publicly posted at the place of employment of such child, where the same may be inspected by any member of the board of school directors or the secretary thereof, by the district superintendent, the supervising principal, or the attendance officer of any school district, at any time during business hours.

Section 1421. No person in this Commonwealth, either for himself or for any firm, association, or cor- eight and fourteen poration, shall, during the term of compulsory attendance as fixed by the board of school directors in any school district, and during the hours the public schools are in session, accept service from, engage, or employ any child or children between eight and fourteen years of age; nor shall he accept service from, engage, or employ any child or children between the ages of fourteen and sixteen years, unless such child shall first furnish and deliver to such employer an employment certificate issued according to law.

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Section 1422. Any person or persons accepting service from, or engaging or employing, any child between eight and fourteen years of age during the term of compulsory attendance, and while the public schools are in session, or accepting service from, engaging, or employing any child during the same period of time, between the ages of fourteen and sixteen years, without being first furnished by such child with an employ. ment certificate, or failing to furnish to the district superintendent of schools, supervising principal, attendance officer, or secretary of the board of school directors the information required by this act concerning the children employed by him or them, or shall fail to post for inspection at the place of employment of such children the list of children engaged by him or them, as required by the provisions of this act, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction shall be punished for a first offence by a fine of not less than ten dollars ($10.00) or more than twentyfive dollars ($25.00), or ten days' imprisonment in the county jail, or either or both, at the discretion of the court, and for a subsequent offence shall be punished by a fine of not less than twenty dollars ($20.00) or more than fifty dollars ($50.00), or ninety days' imprisonment in the county jail, or either or both, at the discretion of the court.

Section 1423. Every parent, guardian, or person in parental relation in this Commonwealth, having control or charge of any child or children, between the ages of eight and sixteen years, who shall fail to comply with the provisions of this act regarding compulsory attendance, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and on conviction thereof before any alderman, magistrate, or justice of the peace shall be sentenced to pay a fine, for the benefit of the school district in which such offending person resides, not exceeding two dollars ($2.00) for the first offence, and not exceeding five dollars ($5.00) for each succeeding offence, together with costs, and, in default of the payment of such fine and costs by the person so offending, shall be sentenced to the county jail for a period not exceeding five days: Provided, That any person sentenced to pay any such fine may, at any time within five days thereafter, appeal to the court of quarter sessions of the proper county, upon entering into a recognizance, with one or more proper sureties, in double the amount of penalty and costs: And provided, That before any proceedings are insti. : tuted against any parent, guardian, or person in parental relation, for failure to comply with the provi. sions of this act, such offending person shall have three days' written notice given him by the superintendent of public schools, supervising principal, attendance officer, or secretary of the board of school directors of such violation, and if, after such notice has been given,

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the provisions of this act regarding compulsory attendance are again violated by the persons so notified, at any time during the term of compulsory attendance, such person, so again offending, shall be liable under the provisions of this act without further notice.

The provisions of this act regarding compulsory attendance shall not take effect until the first Monday of July, nineteen hundred and eleven (1911).

Section 1424. Whenever the board of school direc- Duties of tors, or the attendance officer, superintendent, supervising principal, or secretary of any board of school directors, in this Commonwealth, ascertains that any child between eight and sixteen years of age, who is by the provisions of this act required to attend the public schools in the district over which such board of school directors has control, is unable to do so, on account of lack of necessary clothing or food, such case shall be When child lacks promptly reported to any suitable relief agency operating in the school district, or, if there be no such suitable relief agency to which the case can be referred, it shall be reported to the proper directors or overseers of the poor for investigation and relief.

ENUMERATION OF SCHOOL CHILDREN. Section 1425. The board of school directors in every

Enumeration of school district in this Commonwealth shall, between children between April first and September first of each year, cause to years. be made by the attendance officers, teachers, or other persons employed for this purpose, a careful, correct, and accurate enumeration, in a substantial book or books provided by the Superintendent of Public Instruction, at the expense of the State, for that purpose, of all the children between the ages of six and sixteen years within their district, giving the full name, date of birth, age, sex, nationality, place of residence in such school district, name and address of parent or persons in parental relation, the name and location of the school where the child is enrolled or belongs, and the name and address of the employer of any child under sixteen years of age who is engaged in any regular employment or service. Such enumeration shall be made by careful inquiry at the residence of each family in the district, and the person making the same, upon completion thereof, shall make a proper oath or affirmation as to its correctness. Such enumeration shall also include the names and addresses of all persons, firms, or corporations employing or accepting service from children under sixteen (16) years of age. Section 1426. The secretary of each board of school

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provisions of this act. The said secretary or other person shall also forward, on or before the first day of October of each year, to the county or district superintendent, to be by him forwarded, on or before the first day of November of each year, to the Superintendent of Public Instruction, a summary of such statistics regarding the children in each district, as is required by the Superintendent of Public Instruction, on blanks provided by him for that purpose.

Section 1427. The cost and expense of making a proper enumeration of the children of each school district, as herein provided, shall be paid per diem, or by the name, or in such other manner as the board of school directors may see proper, out of the funds of the district: Provided, That the attendance officer, the superintendent of schools, supervising principal, or the secretary of the board of school directors, shall have the power to add to this enumeration the names of any children whose names do not appear thereon, together with other information required by this act.

Section 1428. It shall be the duty of every principal Children listed failing to appear.

or teacher of a public school to report immediately to the attendance officer, superintendent of schools, supervising principal, or secretary of the board of school directors, the names of all children in the list furnished to him who have not appeared for enrollment, and he shall also promptly report, from time to time, to the attendance officer, superintendent of schools, supervising principal, or secretary of the board of school directors, the names of all children who have been absent three days, or their equivalent, during the term of compulsory attendance, without lawful excuse. Such person shall thereupon serve upon the parent, guar

dian, or other person in parental relation to such chilNotice to parent. dren, the written notice hereinbefore provided, and if

it shall appear that, within three days thereafter, any child, parent, guardian, or other person in parental relation shall have failed to comply with the provisions of this act, the superintendent, supervising principal, attendance officer, or secretary of the board of school directors, in the name of the school district, shall proceed against the person so offending, in accordance with the provisions of this act.

Section 1429. If at any time after proceedings have been instituted against any person under the provisions of this act, sufficient cause be shown by such offending person for non-compliance with its requirements, or if the cost of such proceedings cannot be collected from such offending person, such costs may be paid out of the district funds, upon a proper voucher

approved by the board of school directors. Wilful refusal or Section 1430. Any district superintendent, superwith this act," vising principal, secretary of the board of school di. subject to penalty. rectors, attendance officer, or teacher of any public

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or private school, or any private teacher, or any principal or teacher in any institution for children, who wilfully refuses or neglects to comply with the provisions of this act, shall be liable for and pay a penalty, for the use of the school district, not exceeding twenty-five dollars ($25.00) and costs, and, in default of payment thereof, may be committed to the county jail for a period not exceeding thirty days. Such penalty may be recovered by, and in the name of, any school district, as like penalties are now collected by law: Provided, That any such superintendent, supervising principal, secretary, attendance officer, or teacher, upon whom a fine is imposed, may, at any time within five days thereafter, appeal to the court of quarter sessions in the proper county, on furnishing proper bail, with one surety, in double the amount of such penalty and costs.

Section 1431. The Superintendent of Public Instruc. Appropriation tion, upon due hearing, after two weeks' written notice to the board of school directors affected, may withhold and declare forfeited any part, or all, of the State appropriation of any school district which refuses or neglects to enforce the provisions of this article in a manner satisfactory to him.

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ATTENDANCE OFFICERS. Section 1432. The board of school directors of every Attendance school district in this Commonwealth of the first, second, or third class, shall, and in any school district of the fourth class may, employ one or more persons to be known as attendance officers, whose duties shall be Duties. to enforce the provisions of this act regarding compulsory attendance. Such attendance officers shall, in addition to the duties imposed upon them by the provisions of this act, have full police power without war- Powers rant, and may arrest or apprehend any child who fails to attend school in compliance with the provisions of this act, or who is incorrigible, insubordinate, or disorderly during attendance at school or on his way to or from school.

Section 1433. When an attendance officer arrests or no apprehends any child who fails to attend school as re- parents. quired by the provisions of this act, he shall promptly. notify the parents, guardian, or person in parental relation to such child, if such person can be found in the district, and unless requested by such parent, guardian, or person in parental relation to place said child in a school other than public school, he shall place said child in the public school in which the child is, or should be, enrolled.

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