244 Offence relating to irregular attendance

(1)

A parent of a student commits an offence if the student,—

(a)

while enrolled at a registered school, does not attend the school as required by sections 36 and 42; or

(b)

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

(2)

A person who commits an offence against subsection (1) is liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $30 for every school day on which the offence occurs.

(3)

However, a fine imposed for an offence against subsection (1) may not exceed $300 for a first offence or $3,000 for a second or subsequent offence.

(4)

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

Compare: 1989 No 80 s 29