§ 13-27-1 Responsibility of person controlling child–High school equivalency test preparation program–Kindergarten–Transfer from another state
§ 13-27-1.1 Religious exemption after eighth grade
§ 13-27-1.2 Promulgation of rules on high school equivalency testing
§ 13-27-2 Child excused from school
§ 13-27-3 Alternative instruction–Notification–Requirements
§ 13-27-3.1 Birth certificate or affidavit to be submitted–Violation as misdemeanor
§ 13-27-3.2 Maintenance of birth certificate by school as permanent record
§ 13-27-3.3 Report to district school board of children for whom birth certificate not furnished–Board to notify state’s attorney
§ 13-27-3.4 Certified copy of birth certificate to be provided to certain persons at no cost
§ 13-27-6 Child excused because of illness in family
§ 13-27-6.1 Student excused from attendance–Events of state, youth programs, and work as precinct election official
§ 13-27-7 Notification of alternative instruction
§ 13-27-8 Appeal on attendance matters to state board –Finality of decision
§ 13-27-9 Record of certificates of excuse–Copies to secretary and place of instruction
§ 13-27-11 Failure to send child to school as misdemeanor
§ 13-27-14 Truancy officer employed by district–Duties–President of board acting where no officer employed
§ 13-27-15 Attendance records maintained by superintendent or president of board–Reports required
§ 13-27-16 Warnings by school boards to send children to school–Report to truancy officer
§ 13-27-17 Investigations and records of truancy officer
§ 13-27-18 Neglect of duty by superintendent, president of board, school board, or truancy officer–Harboring or employment of truant child–Hindering attendance by child–Misdemeanor
§ 13-27-19 Truancy officers–Power–Authority to apprehend–Supervisory control by secretary
§ 13-27-20 Complaints against persons responsible for truancy–Contents of complaint–Verification–Dismissal
§ 13-27-21 Warrant for arrest of parent, guardian, or responsible person–Summons of witnesses
§ 13-27-23 Penalties invoked on finding of guilty
§ 13-27-28 Disobedience of circuit court order as contempt
§ 13-27-29 Placement of child who has attended unaccredited school or alternative program–Appeal

Terms Used In South Dakota Codified Laws > Title 13 > Chapter 27 - Compulsory School Attendance

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Children: includes children by birth and by adoption. See South Dakota Codified Laws 2-14-2
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Person: includes natural persons, partnerships, associations, cooperative corporations, limited liability companies, and corporations. See South Dakota Codified Laws 2-14-2
  • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
  • written: include typewriting and typewritten, printing and printed, except in the case of signatures, and where the words are used by way of contrast to typewriting and printing. See South Dakota Codified Laws 2-14-2