Village of Footville, WI
Rock County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Village Board of the Village of Footville 9-5-1991 by Ord. No. 9-5-91. Amendments noted where applicable.]
It shall be unlawful for a child to be a habitual truant.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
ACCEPTABLE EXCUSE
An acceptable excuse shall mean acceptable excuse as defined by §§ 118.15 and 118.16(4), Wis. Stats.
HABITUAL TRUANT
An habitual truant shall mean a pupil who is absent from school without an acceptable excuse for either part or all of five or more days out of 10 consecutive days on which school is held during a semester, or, part or all of 10 days on which school is held during a semester.
Any child found to have violated the provisions of this chapter shall be subject to one or more of the following dispositions by the court pursuant to § 938.125, Wis. Stats.:
A. 
Suspension of the child's operating privileges, as defined in § 340.01(40), for not less than 30 days nor more than one year. The court may take possession of the 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 duration of the suspension.
[Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. III)]
B. 
An order for the child to participate in counseling, community service or a supervised work program under § 938.34(5g), Wis. Stats.
C. 
An order for the child to remain at home except during hours in which the child is attending religious worship or a school program, including travel time required to go to and from 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. 
An order for the child to attend an educational program under § 938.34(7d), Wis. Stats.
A. 
Except as provided in Subsection B below, any person 18 years of age or older who, by any act or omission, knowingly encourages or contributes to the truancy, as defined under § 118.16(1)(c) Wis. Stats., of a child is guilty of a violation of this chapter.
B. 
Subsection A does not apply to a person who has under his or her control a child who has been sanctioned under § 49.26(1)(h), Wis. Stats.
C. 
An act or omission contributes to the truancy of a child, whether or not the child 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 child to be truant.
D. 
A person adjudged to have violated this chapter shall be subject to a forfeiture as provided in the Code of the Village of Footville.
[Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. III)]
References to specific statutory sections contained herein shall mean sections of the Wisconsin Statutes as of the adoption of this Code, as amended, modified, repealed or otherwise altered from time to time, by the Legislature of the State of Wisconsin.