rF ciV? 6351 .2 ^ t ^ Digitized by the Internet Archive in 2010 with funding from Boston Public Library http://www.archive.org/details/citydocuments616roxb City Document. — No. 6. AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO TRUANT CHILDREN AND %\%t\\\tt% from StIjooL R O XBU R Y : l^, B. & O. E. WESTON, PRINTERS, GUILD ROW. 186 1. 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> tfits of |lo^-hir!!. 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.