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§ 115C‑382. Investigation of indigency.

If affidavit shall be made by the parent of a child or by any otherperson that any child who is required to attend school under G.S. 115C‑378is not able to attend school by reason of necessity to work or labor for thesupport of himself or the support of the family, then the school social workershall diligently inquire into the matter and bring it to the attention of somecourt allowed by law to act as a juvenile court, and said court shall proceedto find whether as a matter of fact such parents, or persons standing in locoparentis, are unable to send said child to school for the term of compulsoryattendance for the reasons given. If the court shall find, after carefulinvestigation, that the parents have made or are making bona fide effort tocomply with the compulsory attendance law, and by reason of illness, lack ofearning capacity, or any other cause which the court may deem valid andsufficient, are unable to send said child to school, then the court shall findand state what help is needed for the family to enable compliance with theattendance law. The court shall transmit its findings to the director of socialservices of the county or city in which the case may arise for such socialservices officer's consideration and action. (1955, c. 1372, art. 20, s. 6; 1961, c. 186; 1963, c. 1223, s. 10;1969, c. 982; 1981, c. 423, s. 1; 1985, c. 686, s. 4; 1991 (Reg. Sess., 1992),c. 769, s. 3.)