§ 16-28-1 Definitions
§ 16-28-2 Purposes of article
§ 16-28-2.1 Adoption of standards for mandatory attendance policy; parents held accountable; enforcement
§ 16-28-2.2 Establishment of program by local boards to inform parents of educational responsibilities
§ 16-28-3 Ages of children required to attend school; exemption for church school students; transfer students
§ 16-28-3.1 Guidelines and procedures for withdrawal from school; dropout prevention program
§ 16-28-4 Minimum age at which child may enter
§ 16-28-5 Private tutor
§ 16-28-6 Children exempt from attending public school
§ 16-28-7 Report of enrollment
§ 16-28-8 Reports required must be furnished
§ 16-28-9 List of children who should attend school – Required
§ 16-28-10 List of children who should attend school – How lists prepared
§ 16-28-11 Enrollment report and list of potential students compared
§ 16-28-12 Person in loco parentis responsible for child’s school attendance and behavior; noncompliance; local boards to promulgate written behavior policy, contents, annual distribution, receipt to be documented; school officials required to report noncompliance
§ 16-28-13 Burden of proof on person in loco parentis
§ 16-28-14 Habitual truant
§ 16-28-15 Absence must be explained
§ 16-28-16 Cases of nonenrollment and nonattendance; withdrawal of enrollment
§ 16-28-17 When child may be taken into custody
§ 16-28-18 Record kept by attendance officer
§ 16-28-19 Attendance districts
§ 16-28-20 Compensation of attendance officers
§ 16-28-21 Juvenile court jurisdiction
§ 16-28-22 Prosecutions
§ 16-28-23 Attendance register and rules and regulations as evidence
§ 16-28-24 Church schools may waive exemptions specified in this article

Terms Used In Alabama Code > Title 16 > Chapter 28 > Article 1 - General Provisions

  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • Allegation: something that someone says happened.
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Bail: Security given for the release of a criminal defendant or witness from legal custody (usually in the form of money) to secure his/her appearance on the day and time appointed.
  • Baseline: Projection of the receipts, outlays, and other budget amounts that would ensue in the future without any change in existing policy. Baseline projections are used to gauge the extent to which proposed legislation, if enacted into law, would alter current spending and revenue levels.
  • Civil forfeiture: The loss of ownership of property used to conduct illegal activity.
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Entitlement: A Federal program or provision of law that requires payments to any person or unit of government that meets the eligibility criteria established by law. Entitlements constitute a binding obligation on the part of the Federal Government, and eligible recipients have legal recourse if the obligation is not fulfilled. Social Security and veterans' compensation and pensions are examples of entitlement programs.
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • following: means next after. See Alabama Code 1-1-1
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • oath: includes affirmation. See Alabama Code 1-1-1
  • Oath: A promise to tell the truth.
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • property: includes both real and personal property. See Alabama Code 1-1-1
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • United States: includes the territories thereof and the District of Columbia. See Alabama Code 1-1-1
  • Verdict: The decision of a petit jury or a judge.
  • writing: includes typewriting and printing on paper. See Alabama Code 1-1-1