Student Support Services

Section 3211 - Title IV, Article 65, Part I

Sec.  3211.  Records of attendance upon instruction. 

  1. Who shall keep such record. The teacher of every minor required by the provisions  of part one of this article to attend upon instruction, or any other school district employee as may be designated by the commissioner of education under section three thousand twenty-four of this  chapter, shall keep an accurate record of the attendance and absence of such minor. Such record shall be in such form as may be prescribed by the commissioner of education.
  2. Certificates of attendance to be presumptive evidence. A duly certified transcript of the record of attendance and absence of a child which has been kept, as provided in this section, shall be accepted as presumptive evidence of  the  attendance of such child in any proceeding brought under the provisions of part one of this article.
  3. Inspection of records of attendance. An attendance officer, or any other duly authorized representative of the school authorities, may at any time during school hours, demand the production of the records of attendance of minors required to be  kept by the provisions of part one of this article, and may inspect or copy the same and make all proper inquiries of a teacher or principal concerning the records and the attendance of such minors.
  4. Duties of principal or person in charge of the instruction of a minor. The principal  of a school, or other person in charge of the instruction upon which a minor attends, as provided by part one of this article, shall cause the record of his attendance to be kept and produced and all appropriate inquiries in relation there to answered as  hereinbefore required. He shall give prompt notification in writing to the school authorities of the city or district of the discharge or transfer of any such minor from attendance upon instruction, stating the date of the discharge, its cause, the name of the minor, his date of  birth, his place of residence  prior to and following discharge, if such place of residence be known, and the  name of the person in parental relation to the minor.
Last Updated: March 12, 2009