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City Document. — No. 6. 



AN ORDINANCE 



RELATING TO 



TRUANT CHILDREN 



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CITY OF ROXBURY. 



In Board of Aldeiimex, April 15, 1861. 
Beport and Ordinance laid upon the tnble, and ordered to be printed. 
JOSEPH W. TUCKER, City Clerh> 



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In Board or Aldermen, April 15, 1861. 
The Joint Standing Committee on Public Instruction, to whom was 
referred the communication of the Chairman of the School Committee, 
on the subject of an Ordinance relating to Truant Children and Absen- 
tees from School, respectfully report, that they have attended to the 
duty assigned to them, and recommend the passage of the accompany- 
ing Ordinance. 

For the Committee. 

WM. GASTON. 



AN ORDINANCE 

IN RELATION TO TRUANT CHILDREN AND ABSENTEES 
FROM SCHOOL. 



Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of Rox- 

bury, as follows : 

Section 1. The City of Roxbury hereby adopts Sec- 
tions four, five, six, seven and eight of Chapter 42 of the 
General Statutes of this Commonwealth, passed December 
28, 1859, and avails itself of the provisions of said Chap- 
ter. 

Sect. 2. Any minor in said City between the ages of 
five and sixteen years, who shall be guilty of being an 
habitual Truant and of not attending school, or of being 
without any regular and lawful occupation, or of growing 



up ill ignorance, shall, upon conviction thereof, be pun- 
ished by a fine not exceeding twenty dollars, or instead 
thereof, by being committed to the Almshouse of said City 
of Roxbury, and situated therein, at the discretion of the 
Judge of the Police Court of said City having jurisdiction 
of the case, for such time as said Judge may determine, 
not exceeding two years; Provided, hoivever, that any 
minor convicted of either of the offences herein mentioned, 
may be discharged by such Judge, according to the provi- 
sions of said Chapter. 

Sect. 3. The Judge of the Police Court of said City 
shall have jurisdiction of all the offences herein set forth. 
And said Almshouse, as aforesaid, is hereby assigned and 
provided as the institution of instruction, house of refor- 
mation, or suitable situation mentioned in said Chapter. 

Sect. 4. The Mayor and Aldermen shall forthwith, 
after the passage of this Ordinance, and hereafter in the 
month of January annually, appoint three or more persons 
to make the complaints, in every case of violation of this 
Ordinance, to the said Judge having jurisdiction of all the 
offences herein set forth, and to carry into execution the 
judgments of said Judge, in conformity with the provisions 
of said Chapter. 

Sect. 5. The Ordinance entitled " An Ordinance in re- 
lation to Truant Children and Absentees from School," 
passed Juno 20, 1859, is hereby repealed; and no Ordi- 
nance which has heretofore been repealed, shall be re- 
vived by the repeal herein contained. 

Sect. 6. Tiiis Ordinance shall go into effect from and 
after its passage, and approval by the Superior Court for 
the County of Norfolk.