County Code Directory

  • 10.380.010 Purpose

    The purpose of this Ordinance is to protect the health, safety and welfare of both the community and unsupervised truants and to address those problems minors create when they are not in school without valid excuse during school hours. Because of their lack of maturity and experience, unsupervised students may involve themselves in unsafe activities resulting from being absent from school, some unsupervised students may engage in criminal activity to the detriment of the community; and some unsupervised students may become a burden on police who must return them to school, wait for parents to pick them up, and/or investigate any and all criminal activity related to the students truancy. Truant minors also lose educational opportunities and their unexcused absences result in a loss of State and Federal funding to the detriment of all students. As a result, therefore, the Board of Supervisors of the County Glenn finds and determines that a special need exists for the adoption of an anti-loitering/truancy ordinance. (Ord. 1206 § 2, 2009)

  • 10.380.020 Prohibited Acts

    A. Minors. It is unlawful for any minor under the age of 18 years, who is subject to compulsory education or to compulsory continuation education, to loiter, idle, wander, stroll or play in or upon public street, highway, road, alley, park, playground, parking area, public place or public building, place of amusement or eating place, vacant lot, or any place open to the public, or to refuse the specific direction of a parent, guardian, or other adult person having care and custody of the minor, to leave his or her place of residence for the purpose of attending school, in the County of Glenn, State of California, during those hours that his or her school is in session.
    B. Parents/Guardians. It is unlawful for the parent or guardian of any minor to knowingly permit or by insufficient control to allow the minor to be in violation of subsection 10.38.020 (A) above.
    (Ord. 1206 § 2, 2009)

  • 10.380.030 Valid Excuses

    The provisions of this ordinance shall not apply when the minor has one or more of the following valid excuses:
    A. The minor is accompanied by his or her parent, guardian or other adult person having the care and custody of the minor;
    B. The minor is upon an emergency errand directed by his or her parent, guardian or other adult person having the care and custody of the minor.
    C. The minor is going directly to or returning directly from his or her place of school-approved employment and the minor has in his or her possession verification of employment;
    D. The minor is going directly to or returning directly from a medical appointment and has in his or her possession verification of such medical appointment;
    E. The minor has permission to leave campus and has in his or her possession a valid, school-issued off-campus permit;
    F. The minor is attending, going directly to or returning directly from a school sponsored activity, such as a sporting event, field trip, movie or play and the minor has in his or her possession verification of such school sponsored activity; or
    G. The minor is going directly to or returning directly from an event or activity that is directly related to any medical condition of a parent, guardian or other adult person having the care and custody of the minor.
    (Ord. 1206 § 2, 2009)

  • 10.380.040 Enforcement Procedure

    A. Upon any violation of section 10.38.020 (A), a peace officer or designated school official may issue a citation to the minor and may also do one of the following:
    1. Detain the minor until he or she can be placed in the care and custody of his or her parent, guardian or other adult person having the care and custody of the minor.
    2. Transport the minor to his or her home;
    3. Transport the minor to the school from which the minor is absent.
    B. Upon the minor’s second and subsequent citations for violation of section 10.38.020 (A), a peace officer may also issue a citation to the minor’s parent or guardian for violation of section 10.38.020 (B).
    (Ord. 1206 § 2, 2009)

  • 10.380.050 Infraction--Penalty

    A. Violation of section 10.38.020 (A) shall constitute an infraction and may be punishable by a fine not to exceed $250.00 and/or by a requirement to perform community service for a total time not to exceed 20 hours over a period not to exceed 30 days, during times other than the minor’s hours of school attendance or employment.
    B. Violation of section 10.38.020 (B) shall constitute an infraction and may be punishable by a fine not to exceed $250.00.
    (Ord. 1206 § 2, 2009)

  • 10.380.060 Hearing Requirement - Parental Obligation to Attend

    A. A minor cited for an infraction under this ordinance shall attend a court hearing on the infraction and shall be accompanied at the hearing by his or her parent, legal guardian, or other adult person having the legal care or custody of the minor. If any such parental or custodial person fails to attend the hearing with the minor, and unless the interests of justice would otherwise be served, the court shall continue the hearing and shall issue a citation to the parental or custodial person, directing him or her to appear at the continued hearing with the minor.
    B. At the hearing the minor’s parent or guardian shall be advised that the minor was cited for a violation of section 10.38.020 (A). The parent or guardian shall be warned of his or her responsibility and liability under section 10.38.020 (B).
    (Ord. 1206 § 2, 2009)

  • 10.380.070 Severability

    If any section, subdivision, sentence, clause, phrase or portion of this ordinance is for any reason held to be invalid, preempted or unconstitutional by the decision of any court of competent jurisdiction, such decision shall not affect the validity of the remaining portions of this ordinance. The Board of Supervisors of the County of Glenn hereby declares that it would have adopted this ordinance and each section, subdivision, sentence, clause, phrase, or portion thereof, irrespective of the fact that any one or more section, subdivision, sentence, clause, phrase or portion may be declared invalid, preempted or unconstitutional. (Ord. 1206 § 2, 2009)