29 Penalty for irregular attendance

(1)

Every parent of a person who,—

(a)

while enrolled at a registered school, does not attend as provided in section 25; or

(b)

while enrolled at a correspondence school, does not do the work of the course in which the student is enrolled,—

commits an offence, and is liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding an amount calculated at the rate of $30 for every school day for which the offence has occurred.

(2)

Notwithstanding subsection (1), a fine imposed for an offence against that subsection shall not exceed $300 for a first offence against the subsection (or section 120(1) of the Education Act 1964), or $3,000 for a second or subsequent offence.

(3)

The imposition of a penalty under this section does not affect or restrict the operation of any provision of the Oranga Tamariki Act 1989.

Compare: 1964 No 135 ss 119(2), 120

Section 29(1): amended, on 1 July 2013, by section 413 of the Criminal Procedure Act 2011 (2011 No 81).

Section 29(1): amended, on 20 May 2010, by section 13 of the Education Amendment Act 2010 (2010 No 25).

Section 29(1): amended, on 17 December 2008, by section 5(1) of the Education (National Standards) Amendment Act 2008 (2008 No 108).

Section 29(2): amended, on 17 December 2008, by section 5(2)(a) of the Education (National Standards) Amendment Act 2008 (2008 No 108).

Section 29(2): amended, on 17 December 2008, by section 5(2)(b) of the Education (National Standards) Amendment Act 2008 (2008 No 108).

Section 29(3): amended, on 14 July 2017, by section 149 of the Children, Young Persons, and Their Families (Oranga Tamariki) Legislation Act 2017 (2017 No 31).