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§ 115C‑379.  Method ofenforcement.

It shall be the duty of theState Board of Education to formulate the rules that may be necessary for theproper enforcement of the provisions of this Part. The Board shall prescribe(i) what shall constitute unlawful absence, (ii) what causes may constitutelegitimate excuses for temporary nonattendance due to a student's physical ormental inability to attend or a student's participation in a valid educationalopportunity such as service as a legislative page or a Governor's page, and(iii) under what circumstances teachers, principals, or superintendents mayexcuse pupils for nonattendance due to immediate demands of the farm or thehome in certain seasons of the year in the several sections of the State. Itshall be the duty of all school officials to carry out such instructions fromthe State Board of Education, and any school official failing to carry out suchinstructions shall be guilty of a Class 3 misdemeanor: Provided, that thecompulsory attendance law herein prescribed shall not be in force in any localschool administrative unit that has a higher compulsory attendance feature thanthat provided herein. (1955, c. 1372, art. 20, s. 2; 1963, c. 1223, s. 7; 1981, c. 423, s. 1;1993, c. 539, s. 887; 1994, Ex. Sess., c. 24, s. 14(c); 2007‑186, s. 1.)