AN ACT to Amend an Act entitled "An Act to Provide for the Establishment and Maintenance of a General and Efficient System of Free Public Schools," approved March 91, 1921.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met: Section t. That the Act entitled "An Act to Provide for the establishment and maintenance of a general and efficient system of Free Public Schools," approved March 31, 1921, being Chapter 160 of Volume 32 of the Laws of Delaware, be and the same is hereby amended as follows:
By striking out all of Section 42 thereof and by inserting in lieu thereof a new Section 42 as follows:
"Section 42. Every parent, guardian or other person violating the provisions of the preceding section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and shall, upon conviction thereof either by a Justice of the Peace or the Superior Court of the County, forfeit and pay a fine of not less than five dollars, or more than twenty-five dollars, on first conviction, and a fine of not less than twenty-five dollars or more than fifty dollars for each subsequent conviction, and in default of payment of said fine, the defendant may be committed to the county prison for a period not exceeding two days for the first conviction and for a period not exceeding five days for each subsequent conviction. Provided, however, that in case such parent, guardian or other person shall, within three days from within three the time that he is notified by the Superintendent of Schools, present an excuse in writing satisfactory to such Superintendent of Schools, or in the case of School Districts, by the said official designated by the State Board of Education, and shall comply with the requirements of Section 41, he shall not be prosecuted for such offense. The mailing of a notice to the usual address of the offending party shall be deemed sufficient notification."
Approved March 24, A. D. 1923.