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juvenile court or other court of competent jurisdiction of such county, which court is hereby clothed with jurisdiction over all offenders and proceedings under this act, with full power to try and hear all complaints, impose fines, enforce their collection by distress or imprisonment, and to fully execute the provisions of this act. It shall be unlawful for any merchant, company, or other party, without the written permit of the board of directors of any country district, or of the board of education of any city of the first or second class, to employ any child therein, between the ages of eight and fifteen years, during the sessions of the school term or year, unless such child is exempt from attendance under the provisions of section 1; provided, that the board of directors of any country district or the board of education of any city of the first or second class shall have authority, in the exercise of a sound discretion, to permit temporary absences of children from school, between the ages of eight and fourteen years, in extreme cases of emergency or domestic necessity. Any parent, guardian or other person having control or charge of such child delinquent in school attendance, and any merchant, company or other party unlawfully employing such child, upon conviction of the violation of any provision of this act, or of the act of which this is amendatory, shall be adjudged guilty of a misdemeanor, and shall be fined in a sum not less than five dollars nor more than twenty-five dollars for each offense, and be committed to the county jail till same is paid; all fines collected shall be paid into the county treasury for the support of the common schools. It shall be the duty of all county attorneys, for country districts, in their respective counties, and of all city attorneys, in their respective cities, to prosecute all complaints filed and actions brought under this act or under the provisions of the act of which this is amendatory. (Laws 1907, ch. 317, sec. 1.)
SEC. 89. Incorrigible Pupils. [7738.] In case any pupil becomes an habitual truant, or becomes a menace to the best interests of the school which he is attending, 51 then it shall be the duty of the truant officer to report said facts and conditions to the parents or guardian of said child. The parent shall be held liable under the provisions of this act for the regular attendance and good conduct of said child, unless said parent or guardian shall state in writing to said truant officer that said child is beyond the control of said parent or guardian. Then it shall be the duty of the truant officer to proceed against said pupil under the provisions of the law governing juvenile disorderly persons. Cities of the first and second class will each constitute a separate district for the administration of this act, and the truant officer or officers of such cities shall be appointed by the respective boards of education of said cities;
51. Repeated and willful disobedience of the rules of school is a menace to the best interests of the school.
provided, that there shall be in such cities but one truant officer for each 10,000 children, according to the school enumeration; provided further, that no city shall have more than five truant officers. The truant officers52 of cities shall enforce the provisions of this act in the manner and under such penalties' as are prescribed by section 253 of this act. (Laws 1903, ch. 423, sec. 3.)
SEC. 90. Compensation of Truant Officers. [7739.] The truant officers provided for in this act who are appointed by the board of county commissioners shall receive from the county treasury two dollars for each day for actual service.5. The truant officers provided for in this act who are appointed by the board of education of any city of the first or second class shall receive from the treasury of such board of education two dollars for each day for actual service. Such truant officers shall be paid by the respective counties55 or board of education in the same manner as other employees are paid; provided, that no warrant shall be issued either on the county treasurer or the treasurer of the board of education for such services until the truant officer shall have filed an itemized statement of the time employed in such service, and such statement shall have been certified to by the county superintendent of public instruction or by the clerk of the board of education in the city in which such truant officer is employed; provided further, that no truant officer shall receive pay for more days' service during any one year than the number of days the school is in session that year. (Laws 1903, ch. 423, sec. 4.)
SEC. 91. Teachers and School Officers to Report. [7740.] All school officers are hereby required to make and furnish all reports that may be required by the county superintendent of public instruction or by the board of education of any city of the first and second class with reference to the workings of this act. Every teacher employed in the public schools in the state of Kansas is hereby required, before receiving each month's salary, to make a report to the county superintendent of public instruction or to the superintendent of the city in which he may be employed, showing the names and addresses of all pupils who have been truant or habitually absent from school during the previous month, and stating reasons for such truancy or habitual absence in each case, if known. All such cases of truancy so reported shall be brought to the notice of the proper truant officer by the county superintendent of public instruction or by the superintendent of the city by which he is employed. (Laws 1903, ch. 423, sec. 5.)
52. Truant officers of cities of the first and second class are under the supervision of their respective boards of education or the city superintendent, who is the board's executive officer.
53. Section 88 of this book.
54. The truant officer may be appointed probation officer of the juvenile court, as provided in section 309.
55. When the county superintendent has approved the bill of the truant officer, the county commissioners (or auditor) of the county have no option but to order payment of same. Truant officers are not entitled to pay for traveling expenses. They are entitled to pay for a reasonable amount of office work in connection with their regular duties.
SEC. 92. Annual School Census. [7741.] In order that the provisions of this act may be more definitely enforced, it is. hereby provided that the enumerators56 of school children, in taking their annual school census, shall ascertain and record the name, place57 and date of birth of every child enumerated, and the parent, guardian or persons having charge or control of such child shall subscribe and take oath or affirmation that such record is true. The enumerator is hereby empowered to administer such oath or affirmation; and any parent, guardian or person having charge or control of any child who shall refuse to take such oath or affirmation shall be adjudged guilty of misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof shall be fined in any sum not less than one nor more than ten dollars. (Laws 1903, ch. 423, sec. 6.)
SEC. 93. Deaf, Mute, and Blind; Education Required. [7742.] That every parent, guardian, company, corporation, association, person or persons within the state of Kansas having control or charge of any deaf, dumb or blind child or person between the ages of seven and twenty-one years, inclusive, shall be required to send such child or person to some suitable school where deaf and blind are taught and educated. The instruction given the deaf shall be conducted either orally or by sign method, or both, for a period of at least five months in each year; provided, that this will not apply to such child or person where skilled private instruction is given for the same length of time each year. It shall be the duty of the truant officer provided in section 2, Laws of 1903, to enforce the provisions of this act, the same as provided for the enforcement of chapter 423, Laws of 1903. (Laws 1905, ch. 384, sec. 1.)
SEC. 94. Penalty. [7743.] Any parent, guardian, company, corporation, association, member of any company, corporation, or association, person or persons who shall violate any of the provisions of this act shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and on conviction thereof shall be adjudged to pay a fine in any sum not to exceed $100. (Laws 1905, ch.. 384, sec. 2.)
SEC. 95. Education of Children in Asylums. [5569.] Whenever it shall be necessary and practicable, poor children of the asylums who cannot be bound out, or whom it may not be expedient to bind out, shall be educated thereat, or at the schools of the district in which such asylum may be situated, or in some adjacent district, and the board of county commissioners of any such county may arrange with such school district or districts for the education of such children and allow a reasonable tuition fee therefor. (Laws 1905, ch. 385, sec. 1.)
56. In all districts under the supervision of the county superintendent. the district clerk is the enumerator.
57. Address at the date of census.
CHAPTER V.-CHILD LABOR.
$96. Employment of children under four
teen. 97. Employment of childdren under six
$98. Certificate of age required.
99. Duties of inspectors. 100. Penalty.
SECTION 96. Employment of Children Under Fourteen. [5094.] No child under fourteen years of age shall be at any time employed, permitted or suffered to work in, or in connection with, any factory, workshop not owned or operated by the parent or parents of the said child, theater or packinghouse, or operating elevators, or in or about any mine. It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to employ any child under fourteen years of age in any business or service whatever during the hours in which the public school is in session in the district in which said child resides. (Laws 1909, ch. 65, sec. 1.)
SEC. 97. Employment of Children Under Sixteen. [5095.] It shall be unlawful for children under sixteen years of age, who are employed in the several vocations mentioned in this act, or in the distribution or transmission of merchandise or messages, to be employed before seven o'clock A. M. or after six o'clock P. M., or more than eight hours in any one calendar day, or more than forty-eight hours in any one week. No person under sixteen years of age shall be employed at any occupation nor at any place dangerous or injurious to life, limb, health or morals. (Laws 1909, ch. 65, sec. 2.)
SEC. 98. Certificate of Age Required. [5096.] All persons, firms or corporations employing children in any of the vocations mentioned in this act under sixteen years of age shall be required to first obtain a certificate of the age of such children, based upon the school census records, the same to be secured where possible from the school superintendent, principal or teacher of the school or other person authorized by the school board to have charge of the school census records in the district or city wherein such children reside. Said certificate shall be issued without charge, and shall be substantially in the followform:
date This certifies that
according to the records of the
full name school census and from all knowledge that I can obtain, was born
day at in
county, state of month
year and is now
month.. of age. His (or her) height is