Village of Blue Mounds, WI
Dane County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Village Board of the Village of Blue Mounds by Ord. No. A-67 (Sec. 10.06 of the 2001 Village Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
A child is prohibited from being a habitual truant.
For the purpose of this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
ACCEPTABLE EXCUSE
An acceptable excuse as defined in §§ 118.15 and 118.16(4), Wisconsin Statutes.
DROPOUT
Has the meaning given in Wis. Stats. § 118.153(1)(b).
HABITUAL TRUANT
A pupil who is absent from school without an acceptable excuse under §§ 118.16(4) and 118.15 for part or all of five or more days on which school is held during a school semester.
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OPERATING PRIVILEGE
Has the meaning given in Wis. Stats. § 340.01(40).
TRUANT
A pupil who is absent from school without an acceptable excuse under Wis. Stats. §§ 118.15 and 118.16(4) for part or all of any day on which school is held during a semester.
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Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
Upon finding that a pupil is a habitual truant, the court shall enter an order making one or more of the following dispositions:
A. 
Order the pupil to attend school.
B. 
Order the pupil, the parent(s) or guardian(s) of the pupil, or both to pay all or part of the following forfeitures:
(1) 
Not more than $50 plus costs for the first offense.
(2) 
Not more than $100 plus costs for the second or subsequent offense.
C. 
Any forfeiture ordered pursuant to this chapter shall be subject to Wis. Stats. § 938.37, and no pupil may be subject to a maximum cumulative fine of more than $500 for all violations committed during a school semester.
A. 
Suspend a pupil's operating privilege for not less than 30 days nor more than one year. The judge shall immediately take possession of the suspended license and forward it to the Department of Transportation of the State of Wisconsin, together with a notice stating the reason for and duration of the suspension.
B. 
Order the child to participate in counseling, community service or a supervised work program as described in Wis. Stats. § 938.34(5g). The costs of any such counseling, community service, or supervised work program may be assessed against the pupil, the parents or guardian of the pupil, or both. Any county department of human services or social services, community agency, public agency, or nonprofit charitable organization administering a supervised work program or other community service work to which a pupil is assigned pursuant to an order under this subsection, acting in good faith, has immunity from any civil liability in excess of $25,000 for any act or omission by or impacting that person.
C. 
Order the child to remain at home except during the hours in which the child is attending religious worship or a school program, including travel time required to get to and from the school program or place of worship. The order may permit a child to leave his or her home if the child is accompanied by a parent or guardian.
D. 
Order the child to attend an educational program under Wis. Stats. § 938.34(7d).
E. 
Order the pupil to attend school.
F. 
A forfeiture of not more than $500 plus costs, subject to Wis. Stats. § 938.37. All or part of the forfeiture may be assessed against the pupil, the parents or guardians of the pupil, or both.
G. 
Any other reasonable conditions consistent with this chapter, including curfew, restrictions as to going to or remaining on specified premises, and restrictions on associating with other children or adults.
H. 
Order the pupil to be placed under formal or informal supervision.
I. 
Order the pupil's parent(s), guardian(s), or legal custodian(s) to participate in counseling at the parent's, guardian's, or legal custodian's expense or to attend school with the pupil, or both.
Upon finding that a pupil who is at least 16 years of age, but less than 18 years of age, is a dropout, the court may suspend the dropout's operating privilege until the dropout reaches the age of 18. The municipal court judge shall immediately take possession of any suspended license and forward it to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, together with a notice stating the reason therefor and the duration of the suspension.
References to specific statutory sections wherever used in this chapter shall mean the Wisconsin Statutes, as from time to time amended, modified, repealed or otherwise altered by the State Legislature.