Village of Hobart, WI
Brown County
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[Adopted as § 3.827 of the 2000 Code]
For purposes of this article, the following terms shall have the following meanings:
HABITUAL TRUANT
A pupil who is absent from school without an acceptable excuse under §§ 118.15 and 118.16(4), Wis. Stats., for part or all of five or more days in which school is held during a semester.
TRUANCY
Any absence of part or all of one or more days from school during which the school attendance officer, principal or teacher, has not been notified of a legal excuse of such absence by the parent or the legal guardian of the absent pupil.
TRUANT
A pupil who is absent from school without an acceptable excuse under §§ 118.15 and 118.16(4), Wis. Stats., as from time to time may be amended, for all or part of any day on which school is held during a semester.
A. 
Any pupil under the age of 18 years of age found by the court to be a truant shall be subject to one or more of the following:
(1) 
An order for the pupil to attend school.
(2) 
Subject to § 938.37, Wis. Stats., a forfeiture of not more than $50 plus costs for first violation, or a forfeiture of not more than $100 plus costs for any second or subsequent violation committed within 12 months of a previous violation, up to a cumulative maximum of not more than $500 for all violations committed during a school semester.
(3) 
All or part of the forfeiture plus costs may be assessed against the pupil, the pupil's parent(s) or guardian(s), or both.
B. 
Any pupil under the age of 18 years of age found by the court to be a habitual truant shall be subject to one or more of the following:
(1) 
Suspension of the person's operating privilege for not less than 30 days nor more than one year. The court may take possession of any suspended license. If the court takes possession of a license, it shall destroy the license. The court shall forward to the Department of Transportation a notice stating the reason for and the duration of the suspension.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. III).
(2) 
An order for the pupil to participate in counseling, a supervised work program, or other community service as described in § 938.34(5g), Wis. Stats. The costs of any such counseling, supervised work program, or other community service work may be assessed against the pupil, the parent(s) or guardian(s) of the pupil, or both.
(3) 
An order for the pupil to remain at home except during the hours in which the pupil is attending religious worship or a school program, including travel time required to get to and from the place of worship or school program (the order may permit the pupil to leave his/her home if the pupil is accompanied by a parent or guardian).
(4) 
An order for the pupil to attend an educational program as described in § 938.34(7d), Wis. Stats.
(5) 
An order for the pupil to attend school.
(6) 
Subject to § 938.37, Wis. Stats., a forfeiture of not more than $500 plus costs for each occurrence. All or part of the forfeiture plus costs may be assessed against the pupil, the pupil's parent(s) or guardian(s) of the pupil, or both.
(7) 
Any other reasonable conditions consistent with this subsection, including a curfew, restrictions as to going to or remaining on specified premises and restrictions on associating with other children or adults.
(8) 
An order placing the pupil under formal or informal supervision as described in § 938.34(2), Wis. Stats., for up to one year.
(9) 
An order for the pupil's parent, guardian, or legal custodian to participate in counseling at the parent's, guardian's, or legal custodian's own expense, or to attend the school with the pupil, or both.
A. 
Except as provided in Subsection C(2), below, any person 17 years of age or older who, by act or omission, knowingly encourages or contributes to the truancy of a pupil shall be subject to the forfeiture of not less than $50 nor more than $500 plus costs, and upon default of the payment of the forfeiture or the costs of the prosecution, shall be imprisoned in the county jail until said forfeiture and costs are paid, but not to exceed 90 days.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. III).
B. 
An act or omission contributes to a truancy of a pupil, whether or not the pupil is adjudged to be in need of protection or services, if the natural and probable consequences of that act or omission would be to cause the pupil to be truant.